Steve Stenger Corruption Case

Prosecutor: No employees came forward to report Stenger

Pictured above: Six of the seven members of the County Council, right, laugh as Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith says that he’s more used to staring down politicians in a courtroom than appearing alongside them at town halls. Goldsmith and the council appeared at the ‘Ethics in St. Louis County Government’ Town Hall Sept. 16

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Stenger surrenders to South Dakota prison

Pictured above: The ‘four more years’ then-County Executive Steve Stenger indicated he won when he was re-elected last year now has a different meaning. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Steve Stenger served four years as county executive, and starting this week, he starts serving nearly four years in federal prison.

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Hal Goldsmith speaks: The man who brought down Stenger talks ethics and how public can fight corruption

Pictured above: Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith, left, talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jacob Barker after the ethics town hall Monday at Kol Rinah in University City. Barker was mentioned in Goldsmith’s indictment of former County Executive Steve Stenger, as Stenger tried to dodge Barker’s questions about a phony contract with businessman John Rallo

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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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Fellow former county executive asks for leniency for Stenger; South County objects

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  One of Steve Stenger’s fellow former county

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