ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The man at the center of the Steve Stanger pay-for-play scheme has been arraigned in federal court.
KMOX's Brian Kelly was in the courtroom.
The U.S. Attorney is now going after Sheila Sweeney, who allegedly carried out Stenger's demands at the Economic Development Partnership. She's expected to plead guilty. Her hearing is at 3:30 this afternoon.
The initial indictment against Stenger alleges that the former County Exectutive accepted campaign contributions from individuals and their companies in exchange for favorable official action, such as 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.
Some of the specific examples include Stenger took official action to insure that two companies owned by Rallo, Cardinal Creative Consulting and Wellston Holdings, LLC, obtained a 2016 consulting contract through the St. Louis County Port Authority, options to purchase two properties in Wellston, Missouri which were held by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of St. Louis County during 2016 and 2017.