Financial scandals continue in Brentwood's government.
An investigative report by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel shows between $12,000 and $28,000 a year for the past 24 years in wasted government spending on undeserved overtime pay for firefighters.
Quoting from the Post's story:
The issue came to light in late March, when Brentwood police were investigating allegations that City Administrator Chris Seemayer was stealing from the city. Police examined his computer and other records and came upon the overtime pay. Seemayer pleaded guilty on June 29 to embezzling about $30,000 from the city and gambling it away at the Casino Queen.
Three high-ranking officers, including fire chief Bob Niemeyer and assistant chief Bob Kurtz, have been forced into retirement and two other firefighters have been demoted, the story reports.
But Kurtz was given another job as building commissioner with the city.
Read the full story on STLToday.com.