St. Louis County files petition to remove Hanley Hills trustee from office

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HANLEY HILLS, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed a petition to have a newly elected board member of Hanley Hills removed from office.

Charles Cleveland was sworn in as a Hanley Hills Trustee Thursday.

Bob McCulloch, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney said he filed the petition because Cleveland is a convicted felon, “convicted of a federal offense of distribution [a narcotic] and a state offense of stealing from some years before that which makes him ineligible to be a candidate much less an office holder.”

According to McCulloch, a few concerned residents of Hanley Hill alerted him of Cleveland’s past. He gave Cleveland the options to resign or have the petition filed. Cleveland chose the latter.

A hearing is scheduled for May 10th at 9a.m.