9:45 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Brentwood Receives Scathing State Audit

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich unveils the findings of a scathing audit of the City of Brentwood, on May 7, 2013.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich has issued a scathing audit of the City of Brentwood.

From failing to get competitive bids to lax documentation, the report found the city’s business practices are riddled with holes. 

Brentwood got a grade of “poor” in the audit, the lowest the state auditor can give.

“We found eight problem areas and 21 issues, which is a lot for a municipality, in fact I’m not sure I can think of one where we had more,” Schweich said.  “The whole city needs to tighten up its controls.”

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Gambling ban
1:36 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Former Brentwood official placed on Mo. gaming 'blacklist'

(via Flickr/IanMurphy)

A former city manager for the St. Louis suburb of Brentwood has been banned from entering any casino in Missouri.

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Embezzlement sentence
4:17 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Brentwood city administrator gets probation in embezzlement case

Brentwood City Hall, Brentwood, Mo.
(via Google Maps screen capture)

The former city administrator for Brentwood, Mo. is on probation for the next five years, including six months of house arrest, for embezzling about $30,000 from the mid-county municipality.

Christopher A. Seemayer will also have to pay a fine of $2,000 and make restitution of $15,383 to the city. He pleaded guilty in June to two counts of federal program theft for taking cash advances on the city of Brentwood credit card to use while gambling at the Casino Queen in East St. Louis.  The city, unaware of Seemayer's actions, paid the bills with city funds.

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