Metro East State's Attorney indicts 2 public officials; more exp -

Metro East State's Attorney indicts 2 public officials; more expected

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Il. ( -- St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly has indicted two public officials Monday, and is expected to charge several more throughout the day.

Indictments are expected for various elected and appointed officials and public employees following investigation by a Metro East task force focusing on corruption.

The two indictments released early Monday afternoon name East Saint Louis City Councilwoman and East Saint Louis Township contractor June Hamilton Dean and Anthony Davis, an auxiliary officer for the City of Washington Park.

Dean, 53, is charged with public contractor misconduct and forgery, after reportedly forging documents pertaining to the employment status of another individual. Dean was previously named in a federal investigation into expenses charged to East St. Louis Township credit cards. Dean, Yvette Johnson and Oliver Hamilton reportedly charged $280,000 on three credit cards, with “questionable” expenses spanning from 2012 through July of 2016.

Monday’s indictment states Dean wrote a letter falsely stating the employment status of an individual, a Class 3 felony.  

Davis, 25, is charged with giving false information to a state trooper following a traffic accident. According to the indictment, Davis was reportedly driving a Washington Park police cruiser, collided with another vehicle, and furnished false information to obscure the investigation.

Davis’ bail is set at $10,000 and Dean’s is set at $30,000.

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