Monday, July 9, 2012
Douglas Dalton faces five felony counts of bank fraud and one felony count of wire fraud related to the alleged misuse of a commercial loan for a St. Louis area daycare facility.
The following statement was released Monday by the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri. Gary Salant and Douglas Dalton were indicted on multiple fraud charges involving their alleged misuse of a $1 million commercial loan for a St. Louis area daycare facility. According to the indictment, Gary Salant and his business partner Douglas Dalton engaged in a real estate project known as the Mary Margaret Day Care, later known as Little Treasures’ Day Care and Learning Center, located at 2201 North Florissant, St. Louis. They were to construct two buildings. Salant obtained a $1.395 million loan in 2008 for the construction of the property and used that property as collateral for the loan. The indictment alleges …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Bradley Cook will serve 20 years in federal prison without parole for torturing a woman who was coerced as a sex slave.
Bradley Cook, of Kirkwood, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to commercial sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, for his involvement in the sexual torture of a mentally deficient woman in Lebanon, MO. Cook will serve 20 years in federal prison without parole. The plea agreement does not provide him any credit for cooperating with the government, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Western District of Missouri. Cook is the third defendant to plead guilty in the human trafficking case. More details about the case can be found in a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Friday, September 2, 2011
A portion of money was intended for Kirkwood United Methodist Church.
An area attorney was sentenced to 24 months in prison for the embezzlement of client funds from estates and family trusts, a portion of which was intended for Kirkwood United Methodist Church. Steven Gartenberg, 46, of Creve Coeur, embezzled more than $300,000 from clients from 2006-2009 by either diverting funds to his law firm or converting them for personal use, said a statement released Friday by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri. Between February and July 2009, a client turned over $411,000 to Gartenberg to distribute per the direction of the trust. A portion of those monies was to be paid to Kirkwood United Methodist Church, the Alzheimer’s Association and three individuals. The total loss to the estate …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The woman used South Carolina inmates' personal information for financial aid applications.
A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty Monday after she filed fraudulent applications with Webster University and illegally spent more than $120,000 in student aid, according to the United States Attorney's Office. Michelle N. Owens, 35, was an inmate at Leath Correctional Institute in Greenwood, SC, from December 2007 to September 2008. She worked in the prison's Education Department while there and had access to inmates' personal information, according to a news release. She then used that information to submit 23 different applications to Webster University's distance learning program. She also applied for $467,500 in federal student loans. On Monday, she pleaded guilty to one count of federal student financial aid fraud and one felony …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Kirkwood police investigated the case after a report of a suspect purchasing more than the monthly allowance of pseudoephedrine at a local pharmacy.
Detectives from the Kirkwood Police Department investigated a methamphetamine manufacturing case in which five men and four women from St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jefferson County were indicted on federal methamphetamine conspiracy charges, the Kirkwood Police Department said in a statement Thursday. The indictment, handed up by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Missouri last month, alleges the activities took place between January 2006 and December 2010 in Jefferson County and St. Louis County. Those charged in the indictment are: Curtis Seaman, 27, of House Springs; Daniel Shinault, 27, of St Louis; Richard Shinault, 29, of Mehlville; Adam Artinger, 28, of House Springs; Gregory Shuman, 23, of Dittmer; Jamie Evans, 28, …