February 4, 2021 •
Missouri State Representative Derges Indicted for Multiple Felonies
Missouri House District 140 Rep. Tricia Derges has been indicted on eight counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of illegal distribution of controlled substances, and lying to federal agents.
The newly elected Derges, who holds a special assistant physician license and runs multiple health clinics for low-income patients, began her first two-year term in office early last month.
She pleaded not guilty in her initial appearance.
The felony charges carry a possible prison sentence and fines.
A felony conviction would also bar Derges from running for public office in Missouri in the future.
If she resigns, Gov. Mike Parson must call for a special election.
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