Jean Hamilton

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    St. Louis Funeral Scam: Father, Son Plead Guilty In $600 Million Ponzi Scheme

    A father and son have admitted in court to their involvement in a massive funeral scam in which, federal authorities say, they cheated customers out of as much as $600 million as part of an ongoing Ponzi scheme. We reported last month on the guilty plea of Sharon Province, a 69-year-old Ballwin re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Cuevas Cost: Sentenced for Homeless Counterfeit Check Scheme

    ​Cuevas Cost, the ringleader of a counterfeit check ring that used homeless people to pass the fraudulent checks, was sentenced to 51 months in prison today.Police from St. Louis, St. Charles County and St. Louis County notified postal inspectors and the Secret Service in 2010 of homeless people c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Two Plead Guilty to Prostituting 16-Year-Old Girl Throughout Midwest

    ​A Minneapolis pimp and his female associate entered guilty pleas yesterday in St. Louis  involving their transportation and prostitution of a minor. According to the facts filed with the court, Jane Doe met Maurice Alexander and Latoshia Norris in the Minneapolis area circa May 2010. Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Vote Early, Vote Often Does Not Apply in St. Louis

    This has consequences!​When you go to the polls on Tuesday, here's something to keep in mind: You only get to vote once. And it's still double-voting if you do it in two states. Let the case of Tarrell Campbell be an object lesson to you. In 2007, Campbell moved from St. Louis to Edwardsville ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    James Grady: Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography, Loses His Toyota Camry

    ​The Rev. James Patrick Grady pleaded guilty this morning to possession of child pornography.As part of the plea, Grady has agreed to forfeit his Toyota Camry. Seriously. According to court documents, Grady, 58, was employed as the pastor at St. Raphael the Archangel in south St. Louis. Grady was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Know Your Local Meth Maker; Eight County Residents Sentenced for Psuedoephedrine

    ​Yesterday the U.S. Attorney Michael Reap announced the sentencing of eight St. Louis County residents for possession of psuedoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.  The suspect participated in the scheme between June 2006 and March 2009, according to prosecutors, and appe ... More >>

  • News

    June 6, 2001

    Funny Business

    Rich Balducci takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

  • News

    June 30, 1999


    Ellen Reasonover has served 16 years of a life sentence for murder. But new evidence -- a secret tape and a forgotten memo -- suggests that the prosecution may have committed the real crime.