JACO

Bill Grady
January 26, 2018 - 4:09 am
Kansas City, MO - Former Jackson County executive Mike Sanders and his chief of staff plead guilty in federal court Friday to one count each of committing wire fraud. Sanders took money from campaign accounts he controlled after paying a long time friend for consulting work that wasn't done, with...
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Bill Grady
January 16, 2018 - 4:14 pm
Jackson County legislators and County Executive Frank White are going to court. Legislators are seeking a writ of prohibition in the 16th Circuit Court. They want a judge to decide who is in charge of COMBAT, the county's initiative to prevent violence, treat addiction and stop crime in the...
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Bill Grady
January 10, 2018 - 6:26 am
Jackson County legislators have hired outside counsel to challenge what some believe is County Executive Frank White's attempt at an end run around the recently-passed budget. White vetoed several items on the budget, but the legislature overrode some vetoes. Some executive employees continue to...
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December 07, 2017 - 5:07 pm
A new report from the Kansas City Star shows former Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders is under investigation by the FBI. The article claims Sanders paid a disabled friend using campaign funds in an illegal kickback scheme . Former Jackson County exec Sanders used disabled friend to run illegal...
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KMBC
Bill Grady
November 28, 2017 - 7:53 am
Last week's attack on a corrections officer at the Jackson County Jail has put the facility center stage once again. The incident prompted prosecutor Jean Peters Baker to decline serving on a task force that would study operations at the jail, which a consultant said is in crisis because of an...
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November 14, 2017 - 5:37 pm
Kansas City, MO - Jackson County Executive Frank White announced the formation of a 14-member task force to look into issues at the Jackson County Detention Center. In addition, White called for a large increase to the jail's budget. The increase would raise the starting wage for corrections...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
June 26, 2017 - 9:21 am
For the second time in 17 months federal officials took part in a raid of the Jackson County Jail. Close to 200 officers dressed in tactical gear took part in the operation early Monday. "This was led by FBI, but supported by our sheriff's department, KCPD and the Department of Corrections, so it...
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