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Two members of the St. Louis County Police Board are leaving In the midst of a scandal.

Chairman Gregory Sansone is stepping down while federal investigators look into a $3.7 million contact that his company received for work on a new crime lab. Former Gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence is taking Sansone's place on the board.

There is a second change pending on the board. Floyd Warman resigned weeks ago and will be replaced by Dr. Freddy Clark.

Both appointments are expected to be approved by the board next week. 

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   BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A metro-east judge's docket of hundreds of cases has been reassigned after the county's top prosecutor revealed that the judge is under federal investigation.

   St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelley didn't detail the reason for the investigation. But he said he filed a complaint Thursday against Circuit Judge Michael Cook with state judicial discipline regulators.

   Kelly and the county's chief judge, John Baricevic, says they've been cooperating with federal authorities.

   Kelly says he has "actively assisted in and advanced a federal investigation" of the judge. He says that aid resulted in law-enforcement searches of Cook's Belleville home and his hunting cabin in western Illinois' Pike County.

   The investigation has raised new questions about the death of 49 year old Circuit Judge Joe Christ, who died in March while at Cook's Pike County hunting cabin.

 

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A former St. Louis treasury employee could spend 20 years in prison for stealing nearly a quarter-million dollars from a failed charter school and collecting $175,000 in salary for a phantom job.

Tuesday, a federal jury convicted 71 year old Fred Robinson of all charges, including wire fraud and federal program theft.

Robinson's crimes were discovered during a federal investigation of former city treasurer Larry Williams' office. Williams hasn't been charged with any crimes.

Robinson will be sentenced in July.

His attorneys say he will appeal.
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