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Ballwin, MO

#1 Dec 20, 2013
Per breaking news on channel 3 A federal grand jury has indicted the chief for filing false FEMA claims how many more may get caught up in it
trial pushed back

Dongola, IL

#2 Feb 15, 2014
video shows him leaving courthouse

http://www.cairoassociationofteachers.com/201...

By Hilary LeHew
Story Created: Feb 14, 2014 at 4:20 PM CST
(Story Updated: Feb 14, 2014 at 5:19 PM CST )

BENTON -- A trial involving the former Cairo police chief has been pushed back a month.

Last December, Bernard Brown, 48, of Cairo, was indicted for filing false disaster relief claims with FEMA. His trial was originally scheduled to start on Feb. 21.

During an appearance Friday at the Benton federal courthouse, Brown's new attorney, Joshua Bradley of Marion, asked for more time to prepare.

Brown faces four counts of making false statements and one count of disaster relief fraud. He's accused of sending five different faxes to FEMA between September 2011 and June 2012.



In the faxes, Brown asked for money to cover his relocation expenses and claimed his house on 26th Street needed repairs after the 2011 flood. Brown also said he'd been forced to move into a rental home on 3rd Street.



When News 3 visited that home on 3rd Street in December, our crew found a family that said they had been living there for two years.



Calls to Cairo city leaders were not returned Friday. Brown is no longer police chief in Cairo. Kirk Snelson took over the position in December.



Brown's trial is now set to begin on Mar. 31.
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Saint Louis, MO

#3 Feb 15, 2014
Is this the same gentleman that is recognized as a cairo junior high coach in the paper
Just the facts

Ullin, IL

#4 Feb 16, 2014
Over here wrote:
Is this the same gentleman that is recognized as a cairo junior high coach in the paper
No, it is his brother, but still a brown in every way.
Truth

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Feb 16, 2014
Actually it is the junior high coach...
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Arnold, MO

#6 Feb 16, 2014
Another fine example of cairo leadership(school board) all this change we can believe in
for real

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Feb 17, 2014
Send them to Mounds when they are finished
guest

Dongola, IL

#8 Feb 22, 2014
Funny they didn't give his name in the Citizen just said The Cairo Boys Coach under his picture with the trophy.

http://www.cairoassociationofteachers.com/201...

People need to take note on how fast you can fall from grace. One stupid (or in Browns case 5) mistake can change not only your life but of your family. Think before you act. Everyone is innocent till proven guilty but the Feds don't make a move until they got the goods.
NOW Slim Pickins

Ballwin, MO

#9 Feb 24, 2014
When are they coming to Mounds, they are needed badly in Mounds.. Come up next we need you.
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Saint Louis, MO

#10 Feb 24, 2014
Yes and when they shake that tree you never know what my fall out, loss of freedom makes people do strange things

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