Jefferson County Prosecutor's Conflic...

Jefferson County Prosecutor's Conflicts of Interest

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#1 Aug 9, 2007
Earlier this year, I read about a lot of speculation that the prosecutor had some conflicts of interest:

(When I read this, I realized the guy hit things right on the nose. Probably an attorney not getting much DWI business anymore.)

Since then, I have observed the judicial activity in Hillsboro. A lot of the alleged conflicts come from what appears to be alcohol related back room deals with the prosecutor's former law firm:

(Notice he still says he is a Municipal Judge, according to his webpage? I guess he forgot to update that part.)

He was arrested for DWI:

A lot of DWI related cases (abnormal amount) are going to this lawyer. Then he has his own private probation officer that makes sure his clients don't get in trouble for any other offenses. The probation officer has no creditials other than she was a clerk for the prosecutor's father who is a judge.

The local State Probation & Parole Officers continue to see a decline on their caseloads. The police officers busting their butts are wondering why the very people they are arresting for DWI are seeing so much favoritism. The prosecutor has a history also:
(Yes, a drinking offense reduced to Careless and Imprudent Offense!)

People who are in-the-know need to come forward with what they know. Save our county from corruption!
Jefferson County Resident

Columbia, IL

#2 Aug 26, 2007
Why doesn't someone report this? Surely there are people higher up in government that would do something about all of this. I mean some of this stuff sounds illegal.

Edwardsville, IL

#3 Feb 1, 2008
Try being a police officer that arrest persons for DWI because we are doing our JOB and caring about the community. Then you get to court and the prosecutor and defense attorney have made a deal for the offender because they are drinking/golf buddies. Now that really p####s me off!!!!!


#4 Feb 24, 2008
Sounds like you need another prosecuter

Dallas, TX

#5 Feb 26, 2012
Forrest wegge is the most crooked sob how he keeps getting elected is beyond comprehension it has to be rigged every year how his friends always get away free and clear yet a good buddy of mine spent 2 weeks in jail because he was 20 mins late for court on a speeding ticket!
Rusty Shackelford

Fenton, MO

#6 Feb 29, 2012
I am ashamed to admitt that I once voted for this man. I wish someone else would run. Iknow of atleast 5 cases that he has declined to prosecute or covered up. What goes on out at Hillsboro is embarrassing.
Resident Alien

Pevely, MO

#7 Feb 29, 2012
Sounds like a good lawyer to me. Thanks for the info

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