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Former Missouri Democratic star pleads guilty to corruption

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former Missouri county prosecutor and emerging star in state Democratic politics has pleaded guilty to a federal corruption fee.

Mike Sanders, who additionally used to be a Jackson County Executive, pleaded guilty Friday to one rely of conspiracy to dedicate twine fraud. Sanders’ longtime aide, Calvin Williford, pleaded guilty previous Friday to the similar fee.

The Department of Justice mentioned Sanders and Williford directed political committees to factor assessments to sure individuals who carried out very little campaign-related paintings. Instead, the folk cashed the assessments and returned a part of the cash to Sanders or Williford. The males used the money for private bills, together with journeys to Las Vegas.

After serving as Jackson County prosecutor, Sanders used to be elected 3 times to be Jackson County Executive earlier than resigning swiftly in December 2015.


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