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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...

Erby leaves council for Page’s ninth floor; Trakas calls her ‘conscience of council’

Former 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby thanks her supporters and fellow council members during her last meeting on the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton. The former councilwoman received a standing ovation from the audience and council, with some audience members going to the dais to give her flowers. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 21, 2019

Former 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby thanks her supporters and fellow council members during her last meeting on the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton. The former councilwoman received a standing ovation from the audience and council, with some audience members going to the dais to giv...

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...

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

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.

May 10, 2019

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. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger cover up a pay-to-play corruption scheme that exchanged county cont...

Warrant to seize Stenger’s cell phone details other crimes he could have been charged with

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.

May 10, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A warrant unsealed Tuesday to seize former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s cell phone provides more detail on how federal agents built the corruption case that brought down Stenger’s administration in county government an...

Businessman John Rallo indicted on same federal corruption charges as Stenger

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3, 2019, 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 that morning, prompting Stenger to resign as county executive minutes later. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 10, 2019

The businessman who urged former County Executive Steve Stenger to give him lucrative county contracts in exchange for campaign donations has been indicted for the same crimes as Stenger. John Rallo, 53, formerly of St. Louis County, was charged with three separate counts of theft of honest servic...

Sheila Sweeney, John Rallo also charged in Stenger corruption scandal

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership CEO Sheila Sweeney speaks at the June 16, 2015 ribbon-cutting ceremony of The Pavilion at Lemay, the recreation center and aquatic center that opened in Lemay with casino money.

May 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Former County Executive Steve Stenger is not the only former county official that will plead guilty in a corruption scandal that has enveloped St. Louis County government. Federal prosecutors say that former St. Louis Economic Development Par...

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 ...

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...

Page promises accountability, transparency, cleaning house

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com On his first day in office, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page promised to clean up county government. And yes, he knows you’ve heard that promise before. Former County Executive Steve Stenger made nearly identical promises before and ...

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