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Posted: 8/25/2005 11:31:37 PM EDT
Two convicted in vote-buying scheme in East St. Louis rehired
August 23, 2005
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- Two people recently convicted in a vote-buying scheme in East St. Louis have been rehired by the city.

Sheila Thomas and Jesse Lewis were back at their jobs in the department of regulatory affairs yesterday. Thomas is a clerk and Lewis a housing inspector.

Both were fired after their June convictions and they're due to be sentenced in October.

A federal jury convicted Thomas, Lewis and three others of felony conspiracy to commit vote fraud in the November Second election. Thomas, Lewis and two others were also convicted of election fraud.

All five of those convicted are seeking new trials.

The rehiring of Thomas and Lewis prompted City Councilman Eddie Jackson to call for a clearer hiring policy regarding convicted felons. Local police prohibit the hiring of felons, but some officials say any city-wide policy should be less severe.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:33:31 PM EDT
That would be racist not to hire felons...
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:12:12 AM EDT
Haven't you figured out that the Democratic Party is the party that support the rights of criminals.

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:25:27 AM EDT
Talk about job security
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