Prominent criminal defense lawyer Ronald Partee found himself in a moment straight out of the law offices of Saul Goodman, Walter White's shady attorney on Breaking Bad.
Wednesday, though, Partee did something that Saul probably wouldn't: He pleaded guilty to laundering money, which he believed had come from the sale of marijuana.
Ah, but there was no pot. And the guy in need of having his money laundered, "Maxwell Gannon"? Uh, he was an undercover agent.
A person of interest in Loehr's killing, 56-year-old Mike Gullett, was still living there. Two men were hanging out with him on Thursday and talked to The Pitch about the killing. The Pitch's story finished with 47-year-old Gregory Kump passing out drunk on the ground just feet from where Gullett told The Pitch that he thought Loehr might have died.
It turns out that the story didn't really end there.
That evening, a few hours after The Pitch left the camp, police say Gullett attacked a sleeping Kump with an ax.
ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations branch said Maher, who lived undetected in Missouri for 19 years under an assumed name was sent back to Britain, where he was turned over to authorities. His story was an nearly unbelievable story of alleged robbery and escape. Maher, who was 37 at the time of the heist, was working as an armored car driver pulled up to a bank in Felixstowe, England with his partner. While his partner went inside to make deliver some cash. Then, he allegedly put his plan into motion.
Preston reportedly cut a plea deal with the prosecution, and she avoided prison time - even though that's typically the end result in similar cases in Kansas. She had pleaded guilty in April to having sexual contact with three students. Preston admitted having sex with the students multiple times (KCTV 5 says 15 times), and semen from one of the boys was found on a couch cushion in Preston's home.
In a narrow ruling on Monday, Judge Theresa Counts Burke acquitted driver Nicholas Pateri and state Sen. Jim Lembke (R-St. Louis) of running red lights because the tickets ATS mailed to them did not give the drivers a court date or fully inform them about their options to challenge the citations. The tickets only said they could challenge the fines by saying they were not driving or claiming that their cars had been stolen. Burke ruled that a violation of due process. She did not consider whether the use of cameras was constitutional.
It's the second legal blow to ATS from a St. Louis court this year. In February, Judge Mark Neill ruled that the city's red-light camera tickets violated drivers' due process for the same reasons. But Neil's ruling went much further than Burke's. He ruled that the use of the cameras was a violation of the Constitution because the state Legislature never gave cities permission to issue tickets based on photos. St. Louis is appealing that ruling.
Lamb was charged with suspicion of possession of child pornography.
Last week, her trial ended, and a jury found her not guilty.
As you can see in the photo on the right, these jerks didn't even have the decency to dump it on the side of the road. Come on, buttheads, if you're going to ugly up our city, the least you could do is not block traffic. They could be fined $1,000 and face jail time. The Neighborhood and Community Services Department asks anybody with information about these dumpers to call either 311 or code enforcement Officer Ryan Kasper-Cushman at 816-719-0637, or contact him by e-mail at email@example.com.
Eric Bratton, pictured above, is charged with first-degree aggravated assault, second-degree aggravated assault and two counts of armed criminal action for the Saturday-afternoon shooting at the Independence Center shopping mall.
Court records say Bratton, 24, and the male shooting victims got into an altercation after Bratton made a comment about the female shooting victim's butt. The male victim and Bratton got into a fight, which was broken up. Bratton then allegedly threatened to "shoot your bitch ass in the leg then shoot you in the head." The male turned around and saw Bratton pull a semiautomatic handgun from his waistband.
Court records say the male victim was shot in the leg, and Bratton allegedly tried to shoot him in the head but "narrowly missed."
According to court documents, Bratton told police that he got into a fight with a man at the mall and shot him with a .45-caliber handgun.
Bratton is being held on $500,000 bond.
Independence police are looking for two "persons of interest" pictured in the photos attached to this story. So if you've seen these guys or know where to find them, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Independence Police Department Investigations Unit at 816-325-7330.
Probst worked at the diocese as a part-time archivist at the Chancery office. He started in 1999 or 2000 on an intermittent basis and then "on a more regular, permanent, part-time basis" in 2007. His lawsuit says the "unwanted and unwelcome sexual harassment from his supervisory priests" and from a co-worker started in spring 2010 and continued until June 30, 2011, when he was fired for what he claims was retaliation for complaining about the unwanted advances.
The lawsuit says the Rev. Charles Michael Coleman, who served as Archivist for the Chancery, hired his friend, a man named Michael St. George, to do data entry from the sacramental records into a computer program called "Parish-Soft." The lawsuit alleges that Coleman and the Rev. Robert Cameron "fawned over" St. George in front of Probst. The lawsuit says Coleman, Cameron and others would talk "about St. George in sexually suggestive ways ... in the presence of" Probst.
The lawsuit also alleges that St. George made unwanted sexual advances toward Probst, creating "a sexually hostile work environment."
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