Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Local City Health Inspector Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges
St. Louis, MO – KEVIN HUNTSPON pled guilty to soliciting and receiving payments from a local grocery store owner in connection with health inspections conducted at the grocery store.
Huntspon, St. Louis City, pled guilty to one felony count of accepting a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds. He appeared before United States District Judge Henry Autrey. Sentencing has been set for April 5, 2016.
He now faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Reginald Harris is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.