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Trakas assistant’s sexual harassment claim settled for $60,000

Councilmen Sam Page, Ernie Trakas and Mark Harder read over documents at the Ethics Committee meeting July 24, 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 28, 2020

St. Louis County settled a sexual harassment claim against 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, for $60,000 despite an outside law firm finding there was no evidence of wrongdoing. The settlement between the county, Trakas and his former legislative assistant Annette Read gives her $48,000 and...

Investigation ‘did not substantiate’ sexual harassment claim against Trakas

6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after County Executive Sam Page gives him the pen used to sign an anti-vaping bill championed by Trakas at Hancock High School May 16, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

November 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor The law firm conducting an outside investigation into sexual harassment allegations against St. Louis County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas said that it could not substantiate the accusation. Trakas released a letter to the media from Jan ...

St. Louis County hires outside attorneys to appeal $20 million discrimination verdict

Chief Jon Belmar, right, speaks at the memorial for Officer Blake Snyder held at Affton High School the night Snyder was killed, Oct. 6, 2016, with Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, second from left, looking on. Photo by Bill Milligan.

November 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor St. Louis County is hiring outside attorneys to appeal the $20 million discrimination verdict a jury awarded Oct. 25 to an Oakville police sergeant who said he was repeatedly passed over for promotions because he is gay. By handing down a...

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

Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 21, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor 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 his 6th District legislative assistant, Annette Re...

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