ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former St. Louis detective is sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking bribes as part of a scandal involving towed vehicles.
U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel handed down the 27-month sentence Wednesday for Kevin Shade. He pleaded guilty in 2009 to mail fraud. He is the fourth person sentenced connected to S&H Parking Systems.
Shade acknowledged passing vehicles for inspection despite flaws in exchange for cash payments from an employee of S&H.
Earlier this month, the brothers who own S&H, William and Kenneth Bialczak, were each sentenced to one year and one day in prison for failing to report income of about $1 million. Also, Gregory Shepard was sentenced to 10 months. He was a manager for St. Louis Metropolitan Towing, which is part of S&H.
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