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PostPosted: April 29 19, 1:57 pm 
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St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger indicted in federal pay-for-play sting, resigns

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St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, a target of a U.S. government investigation into political favors traded for campaign contributions, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest services.

Stenger also resigned as county executive on Monday in a letter to County Counselor Peter Krane, writing that "it is in the best interest of our County and my family."


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Stenger, they said, sought and accepted “campaign contributions from individuals and their companies in exchange for favorable official action, and for individuals and their companies to enrich themselves and their companies by secretly obtaining favorable action for themselves and for their companies, through corrupt means.”

The indictment, unsealed Monday, claims Stenger ensured that a campaign donor, John Rallo, and his companies got insurance contracts from the county in 2015 and 2016, and a 2016 consulting contract through the St. Louis County Port Authority.

Stenger also helped a Rallo company, Wellston Holdings, LLC, obtain options to purchase two properties in Wellston, Missouri which were held by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority.

Stenger also helped a company that is not named in the indictment get a 2019 - 2021 state lobbying contract from the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

Stenger lied in public statements and took other actions to cover up the crimes, the indictment says.


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PostPosted: April 29 19, 1:58 pm 
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This was the guy tapped to be unelected Mayor-King of Metro St Louis after the "Better Together" merger for 6 years


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PostPosted: April 29 19, 2:19 pm 
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Wow.


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PostPosted: April 29 19, 2:26 pm 
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You could smell the corruption coming off this assclown the instant he entered the race for C.E.


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PostPosted: April 29 19, 2:33 pm 
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It gets better!!!! There is literally no process on how to choose a replacement :lol:

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In a bizarre turn of events, it turns out that the St. Louis County Council in February repealed the part of the county code that deals with selecting a replacement for the county executive. And they never adopted language spelling out a new process.

That means the code is officially silent on the matter of how to replace Steve Stenger, who was indicted earlier today.


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PostPosted: April 29 19, 2:43 pm 
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Schlich wrote:
It gets better!!!! There is literally no process on how to choose a replacement :lol:

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In a bizarre turn of events, it turns out that the St. Louis County Council in February repealed the part of the county code that deals with selecting a replacement for the county executive. And they never adopted language spelling out a new process.

That means the code is officially silent on the matter of how to replace Steve Stenger, who was indicted earlier today.


Man. This is exactly the kind of mess my firm is usually called on to clean up. I'm so glad we only practice in Texas.


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PostPosted: April 29 19, 2:54 pm 
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Schlich wrote:
It gets better!!!! There is literally no process on how to choose a replacement :lol:

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In a bizarre turn of events, it turns out that the St. Louis County Council in February repealed the part of the county code that deals with selecting a replacement for the county executive. And they never adopted language spelling out a new process.

That means the code is officially silent on the matter of how to replace Steve Stenger, who was indicted earlier today.


StL politicians are soft. This guy is gonna let a little thing like a federal indictment keep him out of office?

Ed Burke sends his best from Chicago's 14th ward.


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PostPosted: April 29 19, 3:12 pm 
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Weren't the Blues essentially busted with paying Stenger for Creve Couer Park rink?


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PostPosted: April 29 19, 5:26 pm 
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What about the people who bribed him?


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PostPosted: April 30 19, 9:59 am 
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Perhaps after "Together We're Better" Stenger can serve some of his time in the STL city workhouse on Hall St.


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