Ex-Waterloo official pleads guilty in Cahokia fire case

Full story: Belleville News-Democrat

A former Waterloo alderman has pleaded guilty to federal charges connected to a fire at the Cahokia building where he formerly operated a pizza business.
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Cahokia Girl

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Sep 15, 2006
 
All of us Cahokians are truly shocked! NOT!
Augustine was a jerk in Cahokia and he's still a jerk in Waterloo. We all knew he did it...
Thanks Augustine for burning down one of our long standing institutions, way to go.
Must have been a payback for losing out to Mike King.
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Sep 15, 2006
 
I agree with you. He had to plead guilty, I am sure they were not far from catching him. it was to obvouis to the people here, Cahokia people are not stupid. We know when someone is trying to pull a fast one on us.
we are glad auguatin is no longer in cahokia, let someone else deal with him.
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Sep 19, 2006
 
I am glad to see that Mike Augustine finally told the truth for once in his life, by pleading guilty. He always has thought he was above the law, so let's just see how above he really is when sentencing comes on Dec. 1st!
former alderman

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#4
Oct 4, 2006
 
Mike is not a bad person just did a stupid thing.
Cahokia Girl

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Oct 29, 2006
 
former alderman wrote:
Mike is not a bad person just did a stupid thing.
Went to school with the guy and he is a jerk. And yeah, he did do a stupid thing.

Ask Cahokians about the stuff that went down when he ran for mayor against Mike King. You may be enlightened.
But everyone is entitled to their opinions.
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Oct 29, 2006
 
Cahokia Girl wrote:
All of us Cahokians are truly shocked! NOT!
Augustine was a jerk in Cahokia and he's still a jerk in Waterloo. We all knew he did it...
Thanks Augustine for burning down one of our long standing institutions, way to go.
Must have been a payback for losing out to Mike King.
MIKE HAS BEEN A FRIEND $ Year"S jason k lockwood
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#7
Nov 17, 2006
 
Mike Augustine got what was coming to him for all the years he got away with doing bad things. He was a jerk and a bully. And while burning something down by being careless is stupid, hiring someone to burn your business for the insurance money(that he thankfully never got) is just plain criminal. He had no choice to plead guilty, they had him cold and he got a deal with the plea.
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Dec 13, 2006
 
Cahokia Girl wrote:
All of us Cahokians are truly shocked! NOT!
Augustine was a jerk in Cahokia and he's still a jerk in Waterloo. We all knew he did it...
Thanks Augustine for burning down one of our long standing institutions, way to go.
Must have been a payback for losing out to Mike King.
It is very obivious that you don't even know Mike, he has done more good things for people in Cahokia & Waterloo, then the one bad mistake. I guess that's why your still living in Cahokia, you have blinders on.
Former Cahokia resident

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Dec 13, 2006
 
Sam wrote:
Mike Augustine got what was coming to him for all the years he got away with doing bad things. He was a jerk and a bully. And while burning something down by being careless is stupid, hiring someone to burn your business for the insurance money(that he thankfully never got) is just plain criminal. He had no choice to plead guilty, they had him cold and he got a deal with the plea.
I have known Mike for Twenty five years, and never know he got away with doing bad things, nevertheless; being a bully. Ya he might have done something stupid and he will pay his debt, but I know Mike, he will bounce back and have a positive impact once again in society. You must be the biggest cry baby one could meet, thinking that you have been bullied by Mike, who has done nothing but helped people his entire life. Get a life dude!
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Dec 13, 2006
 
Former Cahokia resident wrote:
<quoted text>It is very obivious that you don't even know Mike, he has done more good things for people in Cahokia & Waterloo, then the one bad mistake. I guess that's why your still living in Cahokia, you have blinders on.
You got out of Cahokia because you don't have blinders on...it is a horrible place to live...you need to take them off when it comes to Mike..He is a criminal who has helped ONLY himself. People like Mike have made Cahokia what it is today. Yeah, he helped alright..yet another crime in Cahokia by such a "good citizen". Thanks Mike. Stand behind him if you want but that doesn't make it okay.
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Dec 21, 2006
 
Cahokia Girl wrote:
All of us Cahokians are truly shocked! NOT!
Augustine was a jerk in Cahokia and he's still a jerk in Waterloo. We all knew he did it...
Thanks Augustine for burning down one of our long standing institutions, way to go.
Must have been a payback for losing out to Mike King.
You must've been the fat girl in high school everyone made fun of. One of Cahokias finest pizza shops, you must be pissed. Instead of employee of the month, you got customer of the month. Im suprised you didnt shut the place down all on your own. As for Mike King, do you know the King family what so ever? I think you dont...do some research, lying, cheating, and stealing from your precious Cahokia Village. Mike Augustine did nothing but good for Waterloo, and as for Cahokia, not much else can be done to that shit hole of a town.

“Having a blast..”

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Jan 5, 2007
 
get ahold of jason-lockwood@sbcglobal.net i moved to santa cruz cali

“Having a blast..”

Since: Jan 07

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Jan 5, 2007
 
scooter's/ weed &woman are all legal & no black's not 2 mention the FREE santa cruz weather
Lockwood sucks

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Feb 2, 2007
 
get a life
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Feb 5, 2007
 
That shit with Jason Lockwood is some funny stuff. OH Man !! I know two things about ?Augustine. One, he burnt down one of the only decent places to eat in Cahokia so he could collect insurance money. Two, he tried to run for mayor and attempted to get votes by bullying people including a Cahokia Officer who told him to go get bent. Doesn't sound like someone worth defending to me.
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#18
Feb 6, 2007
 
Jason!!!!!! you testified against Augustine to the feds...he was your friend??? i see you are still a moron. Mikes mommy couldn't help him this time. And if you call beating someone so bad he was put on life support being a bully then yes he was.
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Feb 6, 2007
 
I went to school with Mike, he was a p#*ussy then.
Just grew older and dumber.
got what he had comin

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Feb 6, 2007
 
Sorry, he burned down a building to get money, he did not think of the people that could of been hurt or killed at that fire. As for him coming out and helping the towns of Waterloo and Cahokia.... Ya sure..
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Feb 7, 2007
 
got what he had comin wrote:
Sorry, he burned down a building to get money, he did not think of the people that could of been hurt or killed at that fire. As for him coming out and helping the towns of Waterloo and Cahokia.... Ya sure..
Wow, I never knew Southern IL had so many perfect people! Funny, I've not seen one single glass house around, though you're all professional stone throwers!!
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Feb 7, 2007
 
An Observer wrote:
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Wow, I never knew Southern IL had so many perfect people! Funny, I've not seen one single glass house around, though you're all professional stone throwers!!
I am not sure what you mean by that statement, but if somebody commits a crime. Is caught doing crime, convicted of said crime. Goes to jail for said crime, tell me one thing. How does that make other people perfect. I do not understand your point. I am not perfect but I would have to agree with the other post that putting people in danger to collect a pay check is not a good thing. Maybe I missed you point, if so sorry.

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