Former St. Louis cop sentenced to prison for involvement in biker gang

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Every individual facing criminal charges needs to have a defense strategy. Sometimes, depending upon the situation, pleading guilty can be a part of the strategy. In many cases, a guilty plea is part of a negotiated deal that lessens the penalties for a crime. No matter what the strategy, it is important that the accused does not give up on defending his or her position. A strong defense strategy has the potential to result in mitigation or dismissal of charges.

A Missouri man and former St. Louis police officer pled guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in February and was recently sentenced to almost four …

Former security officer pleads guilty to federal crimes

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A former part-time security officer at St. Louis City Hall recently admitted to committing a federal crime. The 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering conspiracy charge and to destroying evidence of a robbery.

In June, the man was among 21 individuals who were indicted for their alleged involvement with a biker group referred to as the “Wheels of Soul.” The man admitted that he destroyed the membership patch of a rival St. Louis biker group after the patch had been stolen at gunpoint in 2009.

The man is a licensed police officer in Missouri and was not a member of the biker group when he …