The legal hammer could be falling today on Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, and Rep. Steve Brown, D-Clayton.
Brown's attorney told me today that the first-term lawmaker will plead guilty of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Jo Mannies over at the St. Louis Beacon says Smith and former campaign treasurer Nick Adams will also plead guilty.
While the specific substance and pleas won't be known until later today, both the Beacon and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have been reporting that both lawmakers have considered resigning recently. The two St. Louis-based news sources have reported that the trouble stems from how forthcoming Smith was about alleged campaign violations during his 2004 race for Congress.