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Head of St. Louis FBI Roland Corvington Going to Work For University

Roland Corvington/fbi photo

Roland Corvington/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Veteran agent Roland J. Corvington, head of the St. Louis FBI, is leaving to the become  chief of security at Saint Louis University, according to the St. Louis American.

“I am terribly sad to see him go,” U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan for Eastern Missouri – executive prosecutor to Corvington’s top cop in St. Louis’ federal crime-fighting community.

The paper reported that Corvington, who had been with the FBI for 23, became eligible for retirement last December.  He still had seven years until the mandatory retirement age of 50.

The paper reported he’ll assume the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety and security services.

“This was a great opportunity for post-retirement,” Corvington told the paper.

To read his FBI bio click here.

Missouri State Lawmaker Chucks Career for $2,100 Bribe

Talibdin El-Amin/state photo

Talibdin El-Amin/state photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

St. Louis’ top FBI agent Roland J. Corvington put it most succinctly after Wednesday’s federal sentencing of Missouri state lawmaker Talibdin El-Amin.

“Mr. El-Amin threw away his political career for $2100.”

The state House representative from the 57th Missouri District was sentenced in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to 18 months in prison for taking $2,100 in bribes.

According to court documents, and statements made in court, authorities said El-Amin, 38, solicited a cash bribe from a local businessman in exchange for promises to intervene with St. Louis city officials about the businessman’s gas station.

“We hope this serves as a clear message that public servants are elected to serve the people, not themselves,” the FBI’s Corvington said in a prepared statement. .”