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Bubba

Florissant, MO

#2 Nov 26, 2008
Isn't one of the guys that was arrested for embezzlement at the Florissant golf course related to Bob Russell???

“Voice of the Valley”

Since: Aug 07

Valley of Flowers

#3 Nov 26, 2008
Nice work, this is the kind of quality "detective" work that was done against Greg Striebel in the election.

Two wrongs still don't make a right? Right?
Mayor Dumbass

Foristell, MO

#4 Nov 29, 2008
That whole Russell family is trouble. Bob Russell isn't trusted by anyone including the Mayor. Bob has definetely padded his income with the many deals he has made for the City. I've had some dealings with his fat grandson at the golf course, and he was shady as it got. That fat kid has two great role models in Russell and Lowery.

Also, does anyone know how Cox left the PD. That is a story that everyone must know.

By the way, who is from Germany that would want start this thread. Trust me, the Russell family is quite trouble, and he shouldn't have that kind of influence on our City
Hiding

Florissant, MO

#5 Nov 29, 2008
Maybe that is where Cox fled to ????
Newguy

United States

#6 Nov 29, 2008
Mayor Dumbass wrote:
Also, does anyone know how Cox left the PD. That is a story that everyone must know.
Please fill us in, if you know
Bonus Bucks

Roselle, IL

#7 Nov 29, 2008
He Was Fired By Bob Lowery Jr.
Bonus Bucks

Roselle, IL

#8 Nov 29, 2008
The FBI approached Jr. with the case that they had on him that Cox pled guilty to.
Bob Sr did later let Cox resign in lieu of being fired.
Only the facts

Rheda-wiedenbrück, Germany

#9 Nov 29, 2008
Cox did not leave the PD. If you want more information on him check out these links:

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fi...

http://www.courts.mo.gov/courts/pubopinions.n...

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fi...

Cox was a police officer in the City of O'fallon back in the late 80's was hired in Florissant and got into some "altercations" which some individuals sued the Florissant. He was considered liked and Lowery wanted to keep him close to keep an eye on him. So he was placed in Crime Prevention after Bob Pruett became a sergeant (Pruett was the crime prevention/PR officer). Cox married Amy Russell who is Bob Russells (the current Florissant econ developer) daughter. Both were previously married.
Only the facts

Denmark

#10 Nov 29, 2008
Cox was arrested by the FBI ... he did not leave on his own!

Cox is just one of many people with baggage that Lowery hired. Take a look at Lowery's history as chief of police and the problem officer's.

I am not saying the current officers but previous officer's

Cox
Dolan, Sperber, Lynch
Lammering, Dodson, Cornish (police explorer scandal)
The pursuit that ended in a death in Illinois, etc. etc. etc.

From the Post Dispatch:
December 5, 2002

Sperber and Officers Brian Dolan and John Lynch are on trial in U.S. District Court on felony charges of violating Schwab's civil rights. If convicted, they could face up to 10 years in prison.

Sperber was forced to resign from the Florissant police after an internal investigation last year; Dolan resigned this year for personal reasons, his attorney said. Lynch remains on the force and is on vacation, Chief William Karabas said.

From the Post Dispatch:
February 22, 1996

The St. Louis Police Board, rejecting the recommendations of its hearing officer, on Wednesday fired one officer and disciplined two others in connection with the alleged beating of prisoner Reginald Howard in 1994.

Earlier, the officers were acquitted of criminal charges in the incident.
Board members fired Officer Gary Sperber and upheld the eight-month suspensions without pay of Sgt. Donald Cummings and Officer Brian Dolan.

Would you hire these guys?
Baggage

Denmark

#11 Nov 29, 2008
Former police intern testifies that officer in Florissant beat him
By PETER SHINKLE
Post-Dispatch
12/04/2002 12:00:00 AM 12:00 AM
A former high school intern with the Florissant police testified in federal court Tuesday that an angry Officer Gary Sperber had punched, choked and head-butted him in a darkened room at the station in 2000.
Eric Schwab, 20, said Sperber accused him of tipping off a drug investigation target and then attacked him while two other officers looked on.
All three - Sperber, Brian Dolan and John Lynch - are being tried on charges of depriving Schwab of his civil rights. If convicted, they could face up to 10 years in prison.
Defense attorneys dispute that any beating occurred and contend there is little medical evidence to back up Schwab's claims.
Sperber was forced to resign from the Florissant Police Department after an internal investigation last year; Dolan resigned this year for personal reasons, his attorney said.
In his senior year at McCluer North High School, Schwab participated in an internship that allowed him to ride on patrol with Sperber and other officers. He hoped to become a police officer, he said.
After the internship ended in January 2000, Schwab testified, he stayed in contact with the officers. On April 14, 2000, he told Sperber about some McCluer North students involved with marijuana and Ecstasy.
But Schwab said he regretted his actions and the next morning warned one of the students that the police had his name on a list of suspects. Later that day, Sperber asked Schwab to come to the station, which he did, arriving about 1 a.m. April 16, Schwab said.
The three officers took him into the "traffic safety room" but it was Sperber who did all the beating, Schwab testified.
"He turned off the lights and he rushed at me," he said. Sperber punched him in the mouth, threw him against a file cabinet, pushed him to the floor, head-butted him, choked him and kneed him in the groin, he said.
Sperber shouted at him to reveal whom he had informed, Schwab said. The witness said he replied: "Nobody." He added, "I was so scared."
After placing Schwab in a chair, Sperber pushed his head down on a desk and rolled it around, Schwab testified. Schwab said Dolan told him that if this had happened in St. Louis, "I would more than likely be dead by now."
Lynch then asked him to write a statement about his activities, including his own smoking of marijuana and the warning he gave the other student, Schwab said. He was not informed of his constitutional rights against self-incrimination, he said.
Reporter Peter Shinkle: E-mail: [email protected] Phone:
City Employee

United States

#12 Nov 29, 2008
Russell's son in law arrested for planting evidence

Russell's grandson arrested for stealing from golf course.

Lowery's wife wrote a check to their bogus account at the golf course.

Russell is Lowery's right-hand man.

1 + 1 = Lowery is crooked. Our money has ended up in Lowery's pocket

He don't love the city and its residents, he loves the title and the perks that it gives him.
waste of time

Saint Peters, MO

#13 Nov 29, 2008
and all this "old salacious news" means what?
that he (Lowery)is going to just go away?
get fired?
be impeached?
be indicted?
take a fall?
receive a vote of no confidence by the city council?

answers: no, no, no, no, no, and no

you people are amusing. dont you have enough sense to realize that after all of the alleged wrong doing and associations you listed above, hes still doing his thing.

untouched, unscathed, unharmed and unaffected by all the topix people who revel in gossip, threats, and malicious efforts intent upon doing him in.

this is funny stuff.

hes teflon.
he cant be touched.
hes connected.
hes protected.
he knows way too many people to be dragged down by this kind of garbage.

why do you rabal rousers continue to waste your time?

hes feared by the council.
nobody will take him down.
not the state, not the feds, not the city, NOBODY!

find another hobby.
Ain t Science

Foristell, MO

#14 Nov 29, 2008
Bob Russell is quite a shady person, and soon his time will come. I do agree, that Council will never stick up to this administration. Russell and Lowery has pulled so many crooked deals that I don't know where to start. Trust me, just look at Lowery's campaign donations. Russell's deals are all over that money. There was a rumor going around City Hall that Russell's daughter, the mother of the fat crook at the golf course, sold the City the chairs in the new council chambers. Russell was seen trying to fix that bid.

Everyone should be tired of Russell and Lowery getting off on the City dollars!
Wow

Netherlands

#15 Dec 1, 2008
OK "waste of time" .. you must be Bob Jr. sticking up for daddy .. who else in O'fallon, MO would do this? You are wasting your time by posting since you don't live in Florissant. Or maybe it was a post by Andy Q? Anyone's good guess!

In due time the Lowery's will be out of politics in Florissant and O'fallon .. the sooner the better we all are praying for YOU!
ofallon1

Saint Peters, MO

#16 Jan 21, 2009
Wow, How do you know so much about crime world of O'Fallon - Florissant,MO coming from Germany. I live next to this COX ass who cant keep a woman.
Only the facts wrote:
Cox did not leave the PD. If you want more information on him check out these links:
http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fi...
http://www.courts.mo.gov/courts/pubopinions.n...
http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fi...
Cox was a police officer in the City of O'fallon back in the late 80's was hired in Florissant and got into some "altercations" which some individuals sued the Florissant. He was considered liked and Lowery wanted to keep him close to keep an eye on him. So he was placed in Crime Prevention after Bob Pruett became a sergeant (Pruett was the crime prevention/PR officer). Cox married Amy Russell who is Bob Russells (the current Florissant econ developer) daughter. Both were previously married.
ofallon1

Saint Peters, MO

#17 Jan 21, 2009
Hi Germany,
How do you know so much about dirty O'Fallon - Florissant, Mo officials? I’m only asking because it is funny that our best friends live in Germany and my dirtiest neighbor is JIM (James) COX, AMY's EX asshole husband. Maybe we need to move to Germany away from all these stupid rednecks.
ofallon1

Saint Peters, MO

#18 Jan 21, 2009
Hi O'Fallon,

We know who you are. Get a real job, and get a real life. Bail Bondsman? Give me a break. You are just the same crook you were when you worked for the Florissant PD. GET OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WE DON'T WANT YOUR KIND HERE. If you don't then we will make you.
Bill

AOL

#19 May 13, 2009
James Cox was convicted of trying to plant drugs on a federal agent he believed was a woman he was hired to frame. He became a convicted felon and went to prison for a year, that is why he "left" the Florissant police, he had no other choice.
Soap

Saint Louis, MO

#20 May 14, 2009
Welcome to another episode of "As the Fleur di Lis Turns".
Eat your heart out JR Ewing Jr.
Joyce

Marthasville, MO

#21 May 14, 2009
The Russell Family is such a mess.

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