Former St. Louis alderman will plead guilty in corruption case


Former St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad will plead guilty in the corruption case that resulted in indictments for him and two other aldermen, according to documents filed in federal court.

His lawyer says Collins-Muhammad entered a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney’s office on Friday.

People in the 21st Ward in north St. Louis had plenty to say after hearing their former alderman plans to plead guilty to federal corruption charges.

“He went through the neighborhood introducing himself to everyone and promised that he was an honest person,” said resident Renoda Bryant-Miller.

Collins-Muhammad previously pleaded not guilty to the charges that allege he and former aldermen Jeffrey Boyd, and aldermanic president Lewis Reed accepted cash bribes in exchange for tax breaks.

Boyd and Reed have pleaded not guilty.


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