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Stenger surrenders to South Dakota prison

Stenger was re-elected to four more years. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 24, 2019

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. And since he qualifies for the lowest-security federal prison camp, his prison in Yankton, South Dakota comes w...

As Stenger goes to prison, Page signs ethics executive orders that fire employees who don’t report corruption

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 21, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As his disgraced predecessor heads to prison for public corruption this week, County Executive Sam Page held a public signing ceremony to sign four executive orders for ethics reform that, among other things, will require county employees t...

St. Louis County ‘cone of silence’ legislation would ban contractors from contacting officials during bidding

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Wednesday in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Sam Page asked the County Council this week to pass legislation that would ban anyone seeking a county contract from contacting government officials during the bidding process. Page called the law a “cone of silence”...

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

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 that formed the crux of the case against Stenger. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Hal Goldsmith has 1 p.m. this Saturday marked on his calendar. That’s when former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger reports to prison in Yankton, South Dakota — something Goldsmith, the assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern ...

Green Park gets a new alderman, as Pousosa resigns

Then-Concord Republican Committeeman Tony Pousosa presides over a meeting of the Concord-Lemay Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 18, 2019

Then-Concord Republican Committeeman Tony Pousosa presides over a meeting of the Concord-Lemay Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Green Park will get a new alderman this week after one of the city’s most recogn...

Stenger will serve four years at ‘cushiest’ prison camp in Yankton, South Dakota

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.

September 11, 2019

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@c...

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...

County adds whistleblower rights and creates fraud hotline to fight future corruption

3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch takes questions from reporters after being sworn into office on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Fitch said that a primary focus of his during his time in office will  be public safety. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 5, 2019

By GLORIA LLOYD News Editor In an effort to prevent future corruption, St. Louis County will set up a whistleblower hotline that will anonymously take reports of wrongdoing from county employees, with protection granted so that they can’t be fired. It’s another step in the effort to safeguard the coun...

Stenger goes to prison Sept. 21; he asked for two ‘cushiest’ prison camps

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.

September 5, 2019

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 Steve Stenger...

Former South County man sentenced to five years for supporting terrorism; will be deported

Former South County man sentenced to five years for supporting terrorism; will be deported

August 27, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The same day a federal judge sentenced former County Executive Steve Stenger to four years in prison on federal corruption charges, she sentenced a former South County resident to five-and-a-half years for supporting terrorism against the Un...

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