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Stenger’s ‘right-hand man’ sentenced to 15 months in prison

Stenger’s ‘right-hand man’ sentenced to 15 months in prison

September 10, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Steve Stenger’s former chief of staff will join his former boss in prison, serving nearly as much time behind bars as he spent working for the former county executive. William “Bill” Miller Jr., 54, of Richmond Heights, was sentenced t...

Stenger coveted ‘metro mayor’ position

St. Louis city Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, listens to former County Executive Steve Stenger say he supports

August 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a prison-time recommendation ahead of sentencing this week for former County Executive Steve Stenger on corruption charges, federal prosecutors outlined Stenger’s attitude toward St. Louis County and Better Together’s city-county merg...

Prosecutors say Stenger does not deserve break in prison sentence

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring

August 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Federal prosecutors argued in court documents filed last week that former County Executive Steve Stenger should not receive a lower prison sentence than the recommended three to four years because he was a bully who treated St. Louis Count...

In its 20th year, JB Blast is now under new leadership in Trakas

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas gives opening remarks at the 20th JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park July 3. This year,  Trakas was in charge of the festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 15, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The 20th edition of the JB Blast in Jefferson Barracks Park, South County’s annual fireworks display, went off without a hitch July 3. Any other year, that wouldn’t be news. But this year, the man who headlined the event for a decade, f...

Former St. Louis County Chief of Staff Bill Miller pleads guilty to felony corruption, faces prison time

Bill Miller, right, former chief of staff to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, exits the Thomas F. Eagleton Court House in downtown St. Louis May 31. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com He called it “the art of staying in power,” but Bill Miller, who served as chief of staff to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, could face prison time after pleading guilty Friday in Stenger’s sweeping pay-to-play corru...

Stenger’s former Chief of Staff Bill Miller to plead guilty to federal corruption charges Friday

Stenger's son Lincoln Stenger, 2, right, with Bill Miller during the watch party. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The dominoes are continuing to fall in former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s public corruption scandal. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern Missouri sent out a notice Thursday that Stenger’s former Chief of Staff Bill Mi...

No surprise: Jeff Wagener leaves St. Louis County Charter Commission

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 17, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21, with Chairman Gene McNary, a former county executive, shown in the middle and Jeff Wagener, a former County Councilman, shown to his left. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. L...

Our Call: From county executive to felon: The Steve Stenger decade

Our Call: From county executive to felon: The Steve Stenger decade

May 9, 2019

Editorial And to think, it all started with trash districts. And a swimming pool. More than a decade ago when a young, ambitious attorney named Steve Stenger challenged 6th District County Councilman John Campisi, R-South County, his main contention was that Campisi was a crook, misusing taxpayer ...

Page: Stenger staff out, Dooley’s back in

Gabe Backhoff, 3, left, and Lincoln Stenger, 2, play with St. Louis County Parks Director Gary Bess’ dog, Stan, during the Aug. 3 JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks County Park, with Grantwood Village resident Bess and his wife, Vivienne, pictured in the background. Gabe is Bess’ grandson, and Lincoln is the son of former County Executive Steve Stenger, who was up for re-election Tuesday — after the Call went to press. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 8, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com New County Executive Sam Page started his first day in office last week by asking nearly all of former County Executive Steve Stenger’s employees to resign by the end of the day. He also pledged to appoint entirely new members to the b...

From county executive to felon in five days: Stenger pleads guilty

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, left, and Stenger's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, right, exit the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse Friday, May 3, after Stenger pleaded guilty to three counts of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. A sentencing hearing will be held Aug. 9. Stenger faces to three to four years in federal prison. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In the span of five days last week, Steve Stenger went from St. Louis County executive to a felon who is likely headed to federal prison for public corruption. Stenger pleaded guilty last week in a plea deal with a recommended sentence...

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