Democratic fundraiser Matthew Lieberman charged with gun crime in St. Louis


Democratic fundraiser Matthew Lieberman heads two fundraising firms: Majority Strategies, LLC, and RAL Strategic Investment Group, LLC. He’s been a longtime fundraiser for Democrats in Missouri, including former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.

He has been charged with felony gun crimes after allegedly firing a handgun and shouting racial slurs at eyewitnesses at two businesses Tuesday.

Lieberman reportedly pointed a handgun at someone at the Amoco gas station on Skinker Boulevard and Highway 40 while yelling racial slurs. He then allegedly fired multiple shots at the building from his car.

Surveillance showed Lieberman with the gun, and bullet casings at the scene matched the make and model of bullet casings found in Lieberman’s car.

In a separate incident at the Jack in the Box on Hampton Avenue, Lieberman became irate, shouting racial epithets at multiple people performing maintenance work on the restaurant.  You may think this is all normal behavior at a local Jack in the Box, but it is not.  He then shot a gun multiple times from a Mercedes.

Lieberman, 38, was arrested Wednesday and now faces unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action charges. One weapons charge includes a hate crime enhancement, with officers reporting that Lieberman’s “conduct and use of epithets indicate his actions to be motivated by race.”

Bond was set at $250,000.