Skip to comments.East St. Louis (Illinois) Police Chief and Deputy in FBI Custody
Posted on 01/21/2005 10:37:47 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash
Links not updated yet, this was just announced on 97.1 Talk FM.
The Chief of Police and his assistant/deputy are in FBI Custody. There is to be a press confrence at 2:30 to announce the details.
All indications is that this is in regard to an investigation into Voter Fraud that began immediately after the November presidential election.
I will update as I hear more and you can keep an eye on things at the above link or www.stltoday.com .
I sure hope so. East St Louis gave the Dems a Senate majority when a dead man won the race.
Posted to the Illinois board...
Voter fraud needs to be taken much more seriously. I'm encouraged by this and would also like to see some action in Wisconsin and Washington state. I'm tired of being disenfranchised by this nonsense. We should also demand identification before ANYONE gets a ballot.
If you're talking about Ashcroft, we are in bigger trouble than I thought (if East St. Louis voters voted in a Missouri Senate race) since it's in Illinois...
Maybe there is hope for Philadelphia too...
If only! Street may be toast soon :)
East St. Louis is in Illinois. Very run down not to mention very dangerous place to drive through, which we did once.
I trust you remember the tornado that passed through E. St. Louis a couple of years ago and did $31,700,000 of improvements?
Perhaps they will be singing toodle-oo to East St. Louis!
This is at least about 5 decades overdue.
(KSDK) - East St. Louis Police Chief Ronald Matthews and an assistant were taken into custody by federal authorities Friday morning.
Sources tell NewsChannel 5 that Kelvin Ellis, the ESL Director of Regulatory Affairs, was also taken into custody Friday morning.
All three have been taken to an undisclosed location where they will be presented to a federal magistrate.
U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference in Fairview Heights to discuss the investigation which involves the FBI, the Postal Inspection Office, the IRS, and the Illinois State Police.
We will stream that news conference live on ksdk.com.
There is no word on what the investigation is about, but it follows testimony given to a grand jury in November, and a raid on the East St. Louis City Hall a week later by FBI agents.
In that November raid, computers and stacks of boxes filled with documents were seized by the FBI, who would only state they were executing a federal search warrant. The raid included the City Manager's office, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and the Finance Office.
Ellis had been called to testify in the grand jury court proceedings in November.
Now they need to go a bit further north into the
Chicago area! They wouldn't have to dig too deep
to find all kinds of fraudulent activities. <>g<>
Bump for follow-up.
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