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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri

Federal judge gives lawsuit the red light

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the city of Arnold’s use of red-light traffic cameras. But opponents of the traffic cameras haven’t given up yet. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III, of the Eastern ...

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New chief to focus on court’s outreach role

Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry wants the public to know what judges do. So as she begins her seven-year term as chief judge of the St. Louis-based federal court, she says she wants to focus on the court's outreach efforts. Perry is the third consecutive woman to serve as chief judge of the District Court in St. Louis. Judge Carol E. Jackson, whom Perry follows, became chief in 2002 after Judge Jean C. Hamilton completed her seven-year term.

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Federal court says no prosecutorial misconduct in cop case

A federal judge said no prosecutorial misconduct occurred in the case against Bobby Lee Garrett, a St. Louis police officer accused of planting evidence, stealing money and dealing drugs. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, of the St. Louis-based federal ...

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DirecTV and Charter settle lawsuit over ads

DirecTV and Charter Communications reached a settlement late Tuesday in a legal tussle over some of the satellite television company’s ads. Charter had objected in a lawsuit to DirecTV ads highlighting the cable company’s bankruptcy. Terms of the settlement are ...

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Attorneys fall silent as news quote weighed

An issue that hinged on a media interview now has parties not wanting to talk about it. A federal judge is weighing whether prosecutors acted improperly by publicly questioning convictions in cases investigated by an indicted police officer. St. Louis attorney Chet Pleban, of Pleban & Associates, filed the motion to dismiss for prosecutorial misconduct after a newspaper article quoted former U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway and current St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce as saying that more than 1,000 convictions were put in doubt because of the indictment of Pleban's client, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Bobby Lee Garrett.

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Former bank officer to spend year in prison, pay $25 million restitution

Former president of First Bank Mortgage Mark Turkcan was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for the misapplication of $35 million. A federal judge also ordered him to pay restitution of nearly $25 million. Turkcan, 54, pleaded ...

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