"Club TV One" Owner Pleads Guilty to Having 418 lbs. of Pot, Transporting Stolen Goods

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An advertisement for Club TV One from earlier this year.
Last time we mentioned Robert Williams here on Daily RFT, the 46-year-old Kirkwood resident had just earned a nomination in one of our first Ass Clown of the Week competitions.

That was back in April when law enforcement raided his East St. Louis bar, Club TV One, and found him in possession of $100,000 worth of fixtures stolen from his nightclub's previous landlord on Washington Avenue.

But the stolen furnishing was just the tip of the iceberg. Authorities also noticed a "strong odor" in the club and traced it to a backroom where they discovered 190 kilos (418 lbs) of marijuana.

(See a video of fed busting Club TV One here.)

Today Williams pleaded guilty to to interstate transportation of stolen property and possession with intent to distribute for the marijuana. Williams appeared before the Honorable Charles A. Shaw, who set his sentencing date for January 21, 2010. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.

In addition to the stolen property and drug charges, Williams faces the revocation of his federal supervised release for a 2005 fraud case. He been in custody ever since the raid of his club back this past spring.

Below is a video of a concert at Club TV One from earlier this year.

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