Former St. Louis Alderman Larry Arnowitz dies at 67

ST. LOUIS, Mon .– Former Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 67, passed away this morning, according to Mayor Tishaura Jones. He represented the 12th parish of the city from 2011 to March 2020.

“My heart was broken after hearing the news that former Alderman Larry Arnowitz passed away this morning. The last few years have been tough for him and his family. My condolences to his family, friends and everyone who loved him, ”tweeted Mayor Jones.

“Please keep his wife Philameena, son Anthony and granddaughter Natalie in your hearts and prayers today,” Aldermanic President Lewis Reed wrote on Facebook.

Arnowitz resigned after federal charges were announced and was convicted of misusing campaign funds in excess of $ 21,000. He was sentenced to one year in prison and six months of house arrest. The sentence also said that he has to pay back the money.

Federal prosecutors say the former Democratic city council used campaign money on its mortgage and other personal expenses. Federal prosecutors said Arnowitz lied to donors and falsified financial reports.

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