BOOOOOM!!! St. Louis County Executive overseeing one million residents goes down on public corruption indictment! https://www.justice.gov/usao-edmo/pr/st-louis-county-executive-indicted-pay-play-scheme …
Bribery and mail fraud connected to corruption in economic development plans and vendor contracts. Dirty EconDev is why many cities never get better despite "efforts."
Former nightclub owner John Rallo: Allegedly "tired" of donating to politicians and getting nothing return. Boo hoo! Here's $5000.
Guy with allegedly no background in consulting: runs fundraisers, lookin' for consulting gigs.
Steve Stenger (allegedly): "Hey man, can you find me MOAR corrupt people in St. Louis?" (Can't really swing a dead cat without hitting one.)
NOW WE'RE SEEING THE GRIFT: The consulting contract sought was to clean up the reputation of STL *OVER THE FERGUSON DEBACLE.*
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