Former St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad to plead guilty to bribery Aug. 23
One of three former St. Louis aldermen facing federal corruption charges will plead guilty later this month.
In an order issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Clark set a change-of-plea hearing for John Collins-Muhammad for Aug. 23. Attorneys for Collins-Muhammad had indicated in July that a deal had been reached. No details have been announced.
Collins-Muhammad, former Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, and Jeffrey Boyd are accused of accepting cars, cash and other gifts in exchange for helping an unnamed developer get incentives.
For Collins-Muhammad’s co-defendants, that Aug. 23 date is currently on the schedule as a pretrial status conference. Reed and Boyd have until Aug. 19 to indicate whether they also want to make it a change-of-plea hearing.
Aug. 23 is also the date of the special election to fill Boyd’s 22nd Ward seat.
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