Steve Stenger

KMOX

Stenger pleads guilty to charges of bribery, fraud

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

May 03, 2019 - 7:25 pm

ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty today in court on three counts of honest services bribery and mail fraud.

LISTEN: Mark Cox and Tony Colombo discuss Stenger's resignation and indictment

In exchange for his guilty plea, there will be no further federal prosecution, according to the plea deal. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine D. Perry has set his sentencing hearing on August 9, 2019. 

If convicted, each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Restitution is mandatory.

Steve Stenger's Guilty ... by on Scribd

The U.S. Attorney's Office of Eastern Missouri announced yesterday that he would enter the guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Catherine D. Perry at 10:30 a.m.

RELATED: Steve Stenger resigns after being indicted in 'pay to play' scheme

This week, Stenger was indicted on three counts of honest services bribery/mail fraud, then resigned as County Executive shortly after the indicment was made public.

RELATED: Sam Page pledges to be 'open and transparent' as interim county executive

© 2019 KFTK (Entercom). All rights reserved.