Belleville politician gets 4 years in prison for jewel theft
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A 24-year-old precinct committeeman for Belleville has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $46,000 in jewelry from a county judge.
Carlous C. Huston pleaded guilty to two counts of theft on Tuesday. In addition to the four-year sentence, he agreed to pay a $1,000 fine and $46,000 in restitution for the stolen jewelry.
According to court documents, Huston stole the jewels from St. Clair County Associate Judge Laninya Cason between September and November 2013.