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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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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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Prosecutors say Stenger does not deserve break in prison sentence

Pictured above: Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring ‘Chancellor Mark Wrighton Day’ in St. Louis County April 8 to honor Wrighton’s retirement as Washington University chancellor this summer, in this photo Stenger posted to his county executive Twitter account. Wrighton was the head of Better Together’s city-county merger campaign.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor

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Stenger accomplice John Rallo pleads guilty in federal corruption case

Pictured above: Businessman John Rallo, left, walks out of court a convicted felon after pleading guilty Tuesday, alongside his attorney John Rogers. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The businessman at the center of the pay-to-play federal corruption case that engulfed former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty to

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As Stenger’s victim, county is owed restitution for his deals

Pictured above: Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May3 after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Monday, April 29, after an April 25 indictment was unsealed

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Sheila Sweeney pleads guilty to covering up Stenger’s pay-to-play scheme

Pictured above: Former Economic Development Partnership CEO Sheila Sweeney, left, and her attorney William Margulis leave 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, pleaded guilty Friday to helping former St.

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