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Former St. Louis chief's mother pleads guilty to fraud

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The mother of former St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has pleaded guilty to embezzling millions of dollars from a Missouri real estate company. (Credit: KMOV) The mother of former St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has pleaded guilty to embezzling millions of dollars from a Missouri real estate company. (Credit: KMOV)
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ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOV) — The mother of former St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson has pleaded guilty to embezzling millions of dollars from a Missouri real estate company.

Carol Dotson, 70, pleaded guilty to one county of wire fraud. She appeared in federal court Thursday morning. 

According to court documents, from July 2003 to February 2017, Dotson embezzled more than $2 million dollars from a commercial real estate property management company in Olivette, MO where she was the office administrator. 

Court documents states Dotson wrote multiple checks to herself, withdrew large lump sums of cash to spend on elder car for her mother, mortgage payments, home renovations, home cleaning services, law services and shopping at local stores.

A grand jury has indicted Carol Dotson with one count of wire fraud that alleges she bilked an Olivette real estate business between July 2003 and February of this year while she worked there since 1990.

Dotson's son, former St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson, says he's been estranged from his mother for years, and that he's sad and mad about the allegations.

Dotson faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Olivette Police Department. 

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