Michael Baxton Sr. faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. That's where he pleaded guilty in January to stealing four Xbox games federal agents put in a car last October as part of a sting operation.
Baxton was Alorton's police chief at that time but was later rehired by East St. Louis as the top law enforcer. Baxton resigned from that post a day before entering his guilty plea.
He previously stepped down as East St. Louis police chief in 2009 after his performance was called into question.
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