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Former South County man sentenced to five years for supporting terrorism; will be deported

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The same day a federal judge sentenced former County Executive Steve Stenger to four years in prison on federal corruption charges, she sentenced a former South County resident to five-and-a-half years for supporting terrorism against the United States. U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry handed down a sentence Aug.

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Trakas is under investigation for sexual harassment; he says allegations are ‘retaliatory’

Pictured above: Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto at an Ethics Committee hearing in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas. In a statement read to a reporter, Trakas said

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Former CEO of city-county economic agency sentenced to probation in Stenger scheme

Pictured above: Former Economic Development Partnership CEO Sheila Sweeney, second from left, and her team of attorneys arrive at the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse Friday. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Sheila Sweeney, the former CEO of the St. Louis joint city-county economic development agency, was sentenced to probation

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Hearings set on diesel facility, cemetery; cell tower withdrawn

Web exclusive update: After The Call went to press, the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday accepted the county Planning Commission’s recommendation of “withdrawal without prejudice” for the Eco-Site cell tower proposed for Tesshire Drive, which means the developers could come back for the project at a later date.  The St. Louis County Planning Commission

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Stenger sentenced to four years in prison for pay-to-play scheme

Pictured above: Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger’s sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com This is a developing story. Check back

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