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Woman gets probation in corrup
Janerra Carson-Slaughter, who had been the secretary to former East St. Louis Police Chief Ronald Matthews, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation for her role in the corruption case that sent her boss to prison.
Carson-Slaughter, of Fairview Heights, pleaded guilty in March 2005 in U.S. District Court at East St. Louis of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The charges said she took part of the money paid to Matthews by Dave Qattoum, an auxiliary police officer and businessman, to retrieve a gun that regular officers had confiscated from him. The gun played a potential r... Read more