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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 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 his 6th District legislative assistant, Annette Re...

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

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.

August 14, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  One of Steve Stenger’s fellow former county executives wrote to the judge in his corruption case to ask that he serve no time in prison, but several South County residents wrote in asking for a tougher sentence. Stenger, 47, pleaded gu...

Take our poll: Do you agree with former County Executive Steve Stenger’s prison sentence?

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.

August 10, 2019

A judge sentenced former County Executive Steve Stenger to 46 months in prison Friday, the top end of the sentencing guidelines under his plea deal for orchestrating a pay-to-play scheme. U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry also ordered him to pay a $250,000 fine and confirmed the $130,000 restitu...

Stenger sentenced to four years in prison for pay-to-play scheme

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.

August 9, 2019

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 ...

After Stenger apology, prosecutors ask judge for longer sentence than their initial request

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.

August 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In an unusual move, the federal prosecutors overseeing former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s corruption scandal upped their sentencing request to ask for the high end of the sentencing range, after first asking only that he ser...

In letter to judge, Stenger says he has ‘deep and constant feeling of remorse’ for pay-to-play

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his victory party in August 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Writing to the judge who will sentence him Friday, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said he feels a “deep and constant feeling of remorse” for orchestrating the pay-to-play scheme that rocked county government. Stenger p...

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...

Stenger asks to serve three years in federal prison; sentencing is this week

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.

August 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger asked a judge to give him three years in prison when he is sentenced this week, the low end of federal sentencing guidelines in his corruption case. Stenger is set to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. ...

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...

Special elections could change face of St. Louis County Council: More female, but which party?

Special elections could change face of St. Louis County Council: More female, but which party?

August 2, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two special elections elsewhere in St. Louis County next week will determine whether the future makeup of the County Council is Democratic, Republican or majority female — although South County voters won’t get a say. The elections i...

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