Mayor Indicted after Soliciting Bribe from Redflex

Mayor Shawn Brown of St. Peters (St. Louis, MO) indicted after threatening to veto the ordinance authorizing the installation of the camera system unless he got a payment from Redflex. Redflex alerted the FBI to Brown's alleged threat and cooperated with investigators, authorities said. The federal indictment made public last Friday said Brown solicited and accepted a $2,750 payment from Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., which in June won the contract to install red-light cameras in the city.