ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Ward 12 Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 66, resigned today. He is facing a federal fraud charge for using $20,000 in campaign funds for personal use. He will be turning himself in to federal authorities Wednesday.
Arnowitz’s attorney tells FOX 2 that the money was taken over a period of 4 years and will be paid back in full.
“It is a sad day for the Alderman,” said his attorney. He is “heartbroken by this turn of events.”
Alderman Arnowitz’s letter of resignation cited “personal reasons” for his departure.