Former St. Peters Mayor sentenced to 18 months on bribery charge

St. Louis Business Journal - 2:15 PM CST Monday Former St. Peters Mayor Shawn Brown received an 18-month prison sentence Monday for a bribery scheme. Full Story
bird lover

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jan 29, 2007
I really feel for his family. No sympathy for hm.
No Name

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Feb 3, 2007
Apparently not intelligent enough to know better. I wish him and his family well while he is gone.
JOE_73

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Feb 7, 2007
He's not cute, cute... but I'm sure they'll like him in prison!
MJR

Belleville, IL

#4 Feb 9, 2007
I know Shawn and his family very well. They are wonderful people and it's too bad the whole trueth did not get out. To Shawn and his family, God Bless! Your friends are thinking about you.
JOE_73

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Feb 9, 2007
MJR...I suspect the "whole truth" made it's way out into the open in the courtroom for the jury! If not... HIRE A BETTER ATTORNEY! And someone who accepts bribes in his position... please do define "wonderful people" for all of us who manage to get through life without being convicted of a felony and don't take money that does not belong in our pockets! Don't get me wrong, I'm no angel! But nor am I in the public eye and the ultimate decision maker for one of the wealthiest cities in St. Charles county! Even if he "takes it" everyday of the 18 months he got off easy! And for what, less than the price of a Kia!(if i remember correctly,@16K)He had better learn a trade skill while in the joint... no more "trust" based jobs for the "resigned in disgrace" mayor! He can't even get a job asking "do you want fries with that?" now!

They maybe good people... but Shawn is a THIEF and is just where he belongs for having done so from his position! Perhaps now that he doesn't have to worry about money he can concern himself with other "greeds" that have obviously played major roles in his life... like his obesity!
No Name

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Mar 11, 2007
MJR wrote:
I know Shawn and his family very well. They are wonderful people and it's too bad the whole trueth did not get out. To Shawn and his family, God Bless! Your friends are thinking about you.
Do you know what the truth is? After all he did admit guilt.
Fourth Amendment

Black Mountain, NC

#7 Apr 3, 2007
The bill got passed because Brown didn't veto it. He didn't veto it because of the bribe and the bill still became law. Is it time to revisit this law since the ONLY reason it got passed was because of the bribe??? Hopefully Mayor-elect Pagano will bring this up for discussion.
Fourth Amendment

Black Mountain, NC

#8 Apr 3, 2007
Regarding the attorney for Brown..he hired Scott Rosenblum, arguably the best defense attorney in all of Missouri. If Rosenblum felt there was EVEN A HINT of weakness in the prosecutor's case he would've attacked it.

Let's consider the prosecutor's take and the defense take. Prosecutor says the $$$ was a bribe that went into his pocket. Defense says the $$$ was a campaign contribution.

In Brown's pocket or Brown's campaign pocket. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE??

The $$$ was paid so that Brown would not veto the red light bill.

The moral of the story is if you're going to take a bribe, don't be so stupid that you take a FREAKING CHECK. LOL, anyone that stupid deserves to go to prison. ;-)

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