A federal judge sentenced former state Sen. Jeff Smith to a year and a day in prison and a $50,000 fine and former state Rep. Steve Brown to two years' probation and a $40,000 on charges of obstruction of justice related to a Federal Election Commission investigation into Smith's 2004 congressional campaign.Read More »
Flanked by his two lawyers, Steve Brown leaned forward with his forearms resting on the defense table while his friend and fellow legislator Jeff Smith told U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson that he understood the ramifications of his guilty ...Read More »
Lawyers among possible replacements for Brown, Smith
The resignations of state Sen. Jeff Smith and state Rep. Steve Brown (pictured) signal the departure of two legislators intimately involved with issues involving lawyers and the judiciary. Already, the names of a few new lawyers are being circulated to replace them. Smith was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a body that often reviews legislation pertinent to the legal system. Brown, an attorney, was a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House General Laws Committee.Read More »
Man said to be link between campaign ethics violations and state Sen. Jeff Smith
A former Democratic operative has been linked to the bombing in a Clayton parking garage that injured one Armstrong Teasdale attorney, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper said it obtained a copy of a federal warrant that allowed officials to search a downtown loft rented by Milton "Skip" Ohlsen III.
Ohlsen is said to be the link between campaign ethics violations and state Sen. Jeff Smith.Read More »
State Sen. Jeff Smith, Rep. Steve Brown enter guilty pleas in federal court
State legislators Jeff Smith (left) and Steve Brown (right), and campaign worker Nick Adams, pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of justice related to investigations into Smith's 2004 congressional campaign. Smith and Brown resigned after entering their pleas.
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