A former St. Louis city building inspector has been sentenced to six months in prison for soliciting and accepting bribes.
Anthony Davis pleaded guilty to federal charges in October and was sentenced Friday. In addition to the prison time he was sentenced to two years of supervised release.
Federal prosecutors say that in 2011, Davis accepted multiple illegal cash payments amounting to more than $2,500 in exchange for assuring that buildings would pass inspection for occupancy permits. Authorities say Davis even gave advice on how to conceal conditions that might arouse the suspicion of other building inspectors.