(KMOV) – Former East St. Louis Deputy Liquor Commissioner has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, for extortion scheme and making false statements to a federal agent.
Walter Dontez Hill will also pay a fine of $2,500 and restitution of $1,020. Hill was ordered to serve three years of supervised release after his prison release.
Hill pleaded guilty in June to using his official position to solicit and obtain money and property not due to him. This included cash, liquor and requests for sexual favors.
He also made false statements of whether he took money from East St. Louis businesses or used another individual to pick up money from businesses.
The investigation of Walter Hill was handled by The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations.