US Attorney’s Office Will Assume Control of Investigation in Center

September 24, 2020

Rodney J. Rodenbaugh, Prosecuting Attorney of Ralls County, released the following statement:

The Audit Report for the City of Center compiled by State Auditor Nicole Galloway has been received and reviewed. The Audit purview spans a period of five years.

State felony statute of limitations prohibits the charging of crimes for conduct occurring outside of a period of three years. Federal Statutes are not as restrictive.

Therefore, I reached out to federal authorities. Following a series of briefings and discussions, I can now further announce that the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri will be

the lead law enforcement agency and the federal investigation into this matter will proceed in a thorough and deliberate manner.



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