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PINE LAWN, MO (KTVI) - Pine Lawn Mayor Sylvester Caldwell who is under federal indictment is supposed to be at the City Council meeting Monday to face angry citizens who have a lot of questions.

Caldwell was indicted for allegedly taking bribes from a towing company in exchange for steering business their way.

Caldwell was a no-show at Friday's Council meeting, even though sources told us the mayor called the meeting.

Residents were left to grill Council members who often seemed confused on how to run the meeting. They had to rely on the City Attorney to direct them.

You Paid For It was at the meeting and asked the Acting Board President and the City Attorney where the Mayor was, and why he wasn't there. Neither would answer that question.

Angry residents who were there called for the Mayor's impeachment and removal of the council.

Mayor Caldwell makes a huge salary for such a tiny town. Taxpayers pay him $60,000 a year in this town of about 3,200 people with 37 percent of them living below the poverty line.

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