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Miss Smith Above The Law?

August 2nd, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

From the Post Dispatch:

 A state senator cited this week for illegally entering a casino had help from another legislator.

State Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, was issued a summons Tuesday night on the Isle of Capri casino in Boonville for presenting false identification to gain access to a gambling boat, a misdemeanor criminal offense.

Smith was one of several legislators on an organized tour of the casino. After the tour, Smith says, he sought to return to the gaming floor to play cards. But Smith says he forgot his drivers license, meaning he could not register for the required entrance card…

Smith, who was elected last year, said he took Aull’s card at the urging of an Isle of Capri lobbyist hosting Smith and other legislators.

“Our host at the casino who handed me the card suggested that it would not be a problem to use it,” said Smith, 33. “In a momentary lapse of judgment, I took her advice.”

That’s the way to do it Senator Smith, blame it on the big bad lobbyist…you go girl!!!



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