MO: St. Louis board president resigns in wake of indictments

Source: US News & World Report

“St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed has resigned his post five days after federal charges were announced against him and two others for allegedly accepting bribes and misusing their offices for personal gain. Reed announced his resignation Tuesday, saying in a statement that he could not serve constituents and juggle ‘my current legal challenges,’ the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. … Last week, federal prosecutors revealed that Reed and former aldermen Jeffrey Boyd and John Collins-Muhammad were all indicted on May 25. Collins-Muhammad resigned days ahead of the indictment and Boyd resigned Friday, a day after the indictments were announced. All three have pleaded not guilty.” (06/08/22)