An excerpt of Dentons’ Political Law Playbook.
Former St. Louis Alderman Reaches Plea Deal on Corruption Charges – Last month, former City of St. Louis (MO) Alderman John Collins-Muhammad was indicted by a federal grand jury on bribery charges and now intends to plead guilty after a previous not guilty plea. Collins-Muhammad, along with two other former aldermen, were accused of accepting cash bribes from a local businessman in exchange for helping to shepherd through legislation granting unwarranted tax abatements.
Former HI State Lawmaker English Sentenced To More Than Three Years In Federal Prison – Last month, former Hawaii lawmaker J. Kalani English was sentenced to more than three years in prison for taking over $18,000 dollars in bribes to influence wastewater legislation in the state. English was charged in February along with another former state lawmaker in the scheme to influence bills dealing with wastewater.
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Dentons’ Political Law Playbook is a monthly update on the most important developments in the areas of political law, government ethics, campaign finance, lobbying and election law. Each edition of Political Law Playbook will cast a spotlight on the unique issues at the intersection of law, policy and politics and give you a window into how the Dentons Political Law, Ethics and Disclosure team can help you navigate the compliance challenges you face.