St. Louis County Executive indicted in alleged pay-for-play scheme

Kara Marxer
April 30, 2019 - 5:58 am

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has resigned in the face of corruption charges.   

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri announced Monday that a federal grand jury had indicted St. Louis County's top elected official on charges of bribery, mail fraud and the theft of honest services. 

Stenger is accused of ensuring that businessman John Rallo and his companies obtained contracts with the county and received other favors in exchange for campaign donations and fundraising events. Stenger also is accused of ensuring that an unnamed company won a state lobbying contract from the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

Stenger could face up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.

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