Wednesday, January 6, 2010

El-Amin on tape requesting and taking bribe money

The U.S. Attorney's Office in St. Louis provided upon request images presented in court today of former state Rep. T.D. El-Amin soliciting and accepting bribes from a local gas station owner who was cooperating with federal investigators.

The link opens a pdf with three images pulled from a videorecording made covertly by the cooperating witness.

One shows a note written by El-Amin saying he won't talk bribe money in his office because he suspects it is bugged.

Another shows a note El-Amin passed him, asking when some "good faith" bribe money can be kicked his way.

The third - the real howler - shows El-Amin watching as a wad of bribe money is handed across his desk.

Today Judge Henry E. Autrey sentenced El-Amin to 18 months in prison.

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