St. Louis Call Newspapers

Stenger pleads guilty to federal corruption charges; plea deal calls for 3-4 years in prison

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 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty Friday to three federal corruption charges, agreeing to a plea deal with a recommended sentence of three to five years in prison. He will be sentenced Aug. 9 by U.S. District Judge Cathe...

OnCall E-Newsletter: Steve Stenger to Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

OnCall E-Newsletter: Steve Stenger to Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

May 2, 2019

This was sent out as an e-newsletter breaking news bulletin to The Call's list of OnCall email newsletter subscribers. To join this exclusive group and get the perks of seeing the news first in your inbox, sign up here. And did we mention it's FREE?! In an unprecedented downfall in St. Louis Coun...

Inside the courtroom at Stenger’s arraignment on federal charges

In this still taken from a video by Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio, former County Executive Steve Stenger, right, listens as his attorney Scott Rosenblum makes remarks to reporters after Stenger's arraignment April 29, 2019, on federal corruption charges.

May 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Editor's note: Just before this article was published, federal prosecutors said former County Executive Steve Stenger will plead guilty Friday. Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday after being indicted by a grand jury April 25 for a ...

Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 2, 2019

Former County Executive Steve Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday morning, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors sent a notice that they will hold a guilty plea hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the case of “United States of America vs. Steven V. Stenger.” Prosecutors say Stenger orchestrated a...

Council votes to spend $240 million of county taxes to expand America’s Center downtown

Rendering of the renovated and expanded America's Center.

May 1, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council last month approved funding the $175 million renovation of America’s Center convention center in downtown St. Louis for the next 40 years, to the tune of $240 million. The county and St. Louis city both currently pay $6 million a...

County Council selects Sam Page as county executive after Stenger resigns

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.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a whirlwind turn of events Monday in St. Louis County, County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, is the county's new leader after County Executive Steve Stenger resigned when a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of pay-...

Stenger indicted on federal charges, resigns; council selects new county executive

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his Aug. 7 victory party. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger resigned Monday after a federal grand jury indicted him last week for bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest services.  County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, called an emergency meeting a...

Dueling Port Authorities face off in lawsuit

County Counselor Peter Krane responds to a question from County Council members at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 25, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The lawsuit between St. Louis County’s dueling Port Authorities had its first airing in court last week. After 40 minutes of arguments, a motion to dismiss the case which will decide which St. Louis County Port Authority is the leg...

Stenger appoints new Justice Center leadership

Lt. Col. Troy Doyle of the St. Louis County Police Department talks to reporters during the County Council meeting in April 2019, after he was announced as the interim director of the Department of Justice Services. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

April 24, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger appointed Lt. Col. Troy Doyle of the county Police Department as interim director of St. Louis County Justice Services Monday. Doyle replaces outgoing interim Director Julia Childrey, who will return to her previous position as superintendent of operations wi...

Attorney sends letters to every county municipality asking for documents on merger

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

April 22, 2019

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a c...

South St. Louis County News
Steve Stenger