ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal grand jury has issued a superseding indictment accusing a suburban St. Louis mayor of providing false information to city officials about federal charges he was already facing.
Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway was charged May 23 with wire fraud and federal program theft. Prosecutors say the 47-year-old spent city funds on Bahamas vacation cruises and airline tickets to Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale.
The witness tampering charge handed down Friday accuses him of lying to one or more city officials May 24 about the original indictment and urging them to provide false information on his behalf.
The original indictment also alleges he spent city funds on a down payment and loan payments on a Florida time-share condominium, personal credit card bills, federal income taxes and personal electric bills.
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