Joplin's Mayor Pro Tem is currently under an investigation led by the Joplin City Council over a tenant of his who was convicted of an illegal gambling operation. Bill Scearce tells News Talk KZRG while he knew about it, it never happened in the building he was renting out.
"I didn't know what he (the man convicted) was going to do when I rented out to him. I did find out afterwards he was running a bookmaking operation, and I called my attorney, who told me to just let it go and not get involved."
When asked if he would do things differently today, Scearce told the KZRG Morning News Watch while he still wouldn't have told the police, he would've told his tenant to leave. You can hear the full interview here.