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Chris Seemayer Sentenced to 5 Years Probation

Former Brentwood city administrator Chris Seemayer was sentenced on Wednesday afternoon.

More than three months after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $30,000 from the city he once ran, Chris Seemayer learned the penalty of his crime.

The former Brentwood city administrator was sentenced to five years probation with six months of home confinement and a $2,000 fine. Seemayer, 52 of Fenton, is also required to pay back the money he embezzled.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry delivered the sentence in the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon.

U.S. Assistant Attorney Hal Goldsmith had sought a stronger punishment, but Perry granted leniency in Seemayer's sentencing because of the public nature of his crime, which she said was a stronger penalty. His career as a public worker is likely over, Perry said. 

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Seemayer could have faced between six months to one year in prison.

More details from the sentencing, including notes from both attorneys, will be available in a followup story on Patch on Thursday morning.

Norman Krumrey October 18, 2011 at 09:00 PM
I too am disappointed in the sentence of Mr Seemayer who committed a crime in embezzeling funds . I am one of the many who feel that the letters sent by the Brentwood mayor and an aldeman were really out of line for elected officals. The City was wronged and cannot be made whole by forgiving, The reputation of the city is a casualty also. How do you repair that? I cannot believe that the judge let this utter fiasco take place. What is going on in our courts? The attidude of our elected officals and attorneys ( that we pay large fees to) seems to be that acrime is of if restitution is made. I am concerned about what will be revealed when a comprehensice audit is made of the entire city operations. One who has lost faith. Norm Krumrey

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