A businessman pleaded guilty to federal charges Tuesday, admitting that he provided bribes as part of a pay-to-play scheme led by the former St. Louis County executive.
John Rallo’s plea to three bribery counts makes him the fourth person to plead guilty in connection with the case. He will be sentenced on Oct. 15.
Rallo, 54, was indicted days after ex-County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty in May to federal charges for directing county contracts to campaign donors. Stenger, a Democrat, resigned hours after he was indicted and faces sentencing Aug. 9. Sentencing guidelines suggest he could get up to four years in prison.
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