State Rep. Talibdin "T.D." El-Amin was worried that his office was bugged. So, he passed notes, instead, soliciting bribes on sheets of paper from various people to fix their problems. El-Amin’s problem, though, was that federal investigators weren’t just using listening devices, they also were using hidden cameras and caught the frequent note exchanges.El-Amin has pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting a bribe, a charge which could land him in prison for two years. El-Amin, a Democrat from St. Louis, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in St. Louis to one count of soliciting and accepting a bribe. El-Amin’s district covers northwest St. Louis.El-Amin becomes the third St. Louis Democrat to plead guilty to a federal offense and face prison time. Last month, State Senator Jeff Smith and State Representative State Brown pleaded guilty last month to charges that they violated federal election laws.
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