First Politico of 2010 To Be Sentenced for Federal Felony: Talibdin "T.D." El-Amin
|"I don't talk money." I just take it.|
El-Amin represented a swath of north St. Louis in the state legislature until he pleaded guilty in September to a bribery charge.
According to the federal sentencing guidelines (which are advisory -- not mandatory), El-Amin is staring down a possible term of 18 to 24 months in jail.
El-Amin's father-in-law, Eddie Hasan, the former director of MOKAN, did time -- a year and a day -- in 2008-'09 for federal tax fraud.
El-Amin got caught on tape bribing a St. Louis gas station owner who complained of being harassed by a city lawmaker. Check out all the nitty-gritty in the charging document: