EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) - A Cahokia, Illinois man has been sentenced to prison time for money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.
Stephen L. Carraway, 50, was sentenced to 36 months in prison, a fine of $2,000 fine, and two years of supervised release for conspiracy to defraud the City of East St. Louis' Demolition Program and engaging in a monetary transaction over $10,000 in property derived for specified unlawful activity. This is in addition to a supervised release revocation for a previous controlled substance conviction.
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, says Carraway owned and operated Steve's Hauling Inc. and provided demolition services to the City of East ST. Louis.
In 2010 he made a cash payment in the form of a kickback to an official with the city to receive an emergency demolition contract and was told how much to bid in order to win the contract.