Update: Chris Seemayer is Still Collecting Benefits from Brentwood

Former Brentwood city administrator Chris Seemayer forfeited $30,000 of his sick days and vacation pay to reimburse Brentwood's legal fees.

Update Wed, 9 p.m.: Information about Seemayer's benefits added.

Former Brentwood city administrator Chris Seemayer is required to pay back all of the nearly $30,000 he stole from the city coffers. That's part of U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry's with the City of Brentwood.

Another part of that restitution is reimbursing the . Seemayer has already done that - by forfeiting roughly $30,000 in accrued sick days and vacation pay, Mayor Pat Kelly said.

Seven months after Seemayer's most recent theft of Brentwood money, he's still collecting benefits from the city he once ran for more than two decades.

Upon his resignation from the city, Seemayer had a sick leave balance of 120 days and a vacation leave balance of 25 days, City Administrator Bola Akande said. Once the $30,000 in legal costs were subtracted, Seemayer will still be paid $42,887 from the city he stole money from.

When asked why Seemayer's benefits checks weren't halted altogether after he stole money from the city, Kelly said the agreement was worked out between and Seemayer's attorneys.

"I'm not an attorney and I don't know why that wasn't suggested," Kelly said.

All of Seemayer's thefts took place between Jan. 1, 2010, and March of this year, notes court documents. Seemayer withdrew cash advances on his city credit card for gambling money. He spent the money at the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, IL.

Jack Bock October 14, 2011 at 09:58 PM
Duck John!
Jack Bock October 14, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Bola, having read your credentials I'm sure we are in good hands. However, when an audit is conducted, payables from past years should match up with invoices from past years. But, just because all invoices have been paid, is the company who issued the invoice a physical a real company? Does the company actually exist from which product or services were purchased. Did Brentwood actually receive product for which it had paid for, or a dummy company to swindle Brentwood? Culprets sometime use this to funnel money to those who are in cahoots, and, espically where there are no checks by staff members to validate invoices or companies from which the product or services was supposedly received. Just a thought, and I'm sure you have already thought of this unlawful practice.
Jack Bock October 14, 2011 at 10:23 PM
Jihn, I live in a glass house. I would say, after twenty-two years of proudly serving my country, I am a mellow and peacful man.
Jeff October 18, 2011 at 03:10 AM
Impeach them all. Every last one of them. Jeff Harrison Brentwood, MO
jeff mustgrat November 03, 2011 at 09:27 PM


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