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Sat Aug 17, 2019, 04:09 AM

Former St. Louis economic development chief gets probation, $20,000 fine in Stenger's pay-to-play

Former St. Louis economic development chief gets probation, $20,000 fine in Stenger's pay-to-play scandal


ST. LOUIS — A federal judge on Friday sentenced the former CEO of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Sheila Sweeney, to three years of probation and fined her $20,000 for her role in Steve Stenger’s pay-to-play scandal.

As part of her plea, Sweeney admitted knowing about and failing to report Stenger’s schemes to use county resources to reward his donors while he was the St. Louis County executive.

“I am profoundly sorry for my actions and my inactions,” Sweeney said in court on Friday.

Sweeney, who pleaded guilty in May to misprision of a felony, faced a sentence of between four and 10 months in prison. About a dozen of her friends and family looked on, some dabbing their eyes.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/former-st-louis-economic-development-chief-gets-probation-fine-in/article_8d3c16bd-924d-5af5-9f71-ac0c5cf6543a.html

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