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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A disbarred St. Charles lawyer has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in a bank loan scheme. Jeffrey Witt was accused of falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by his mother's St. Louis County home. He was also charged with enlisting a client to impersonate his mother at the loan closing and cashing clients' settlement checks without their knowledge.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A 13-year St. Louis County police veteran is accused of using excessive force when striking a MetroLink passenger on the hand with his expandable baton following an argument in April. Prosecutors have charged Dawon Gore with second-degree assault for the incident at the Hanley Road station in Clayton.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former southern Missouri lawmaker and school superintendent will fill the last vacant position on the state education board. Maynard Wallace was a superintendent in the Forsyth and Ava school districts before serving in the state House from 2003 to 2011.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - National freight brokerage firm Total Quality Logistics plans to open a new office in St. Louis. It could employ 95 people within the next five years. The Cincinnati-based company plans to invest $1.2 million in the project. The company coordinates freight shipments between trucking companies and businesses needing to move products.

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