Tillotson clarifies fraud conviction, denounces Hoppe

Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 8:14 p.m. CDT; updated 9:44 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 29, 2012

COLUMBIA — With Tuesday's municipal election looming, Sixth Ward Columbia City Council candidate Bill Tillotson found himself explaining a case in which he pleaded guilty to fraud 36 years ago and then received a pardon from the governor 22 years later.