ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is moving toward hearings to investigate claims by one of its members that bribery was in the breeze during the recent football stadium debate.
Alderman Joe Vacarro and nine others have signed a bill calling for full blown hearings with subpoenas and sworn testimony, after Alderwoman Megan Green said a family member was offered bribes if Green would support the stadium.
“She needs to let us know what she saw and who she saw do it,” Vacarro told KMOX. “If we have to subpoena the mayor, [former Chief of Staff Jeff] Rainford, the head of the plumbers and pipefitters, any union, whatever, we’ll subpoena whoever it takes.”
Vacarro says Green’s comments were reckless and hurt the reputation of the board.
“I think she’ll try to twist it, I think she’ll try to turn it,” says Vacarro. “I think she’ll try to change the subject, I think she’ll say ‘well let’s talk about this, let’s talk about that.’ But real issue is, the only thing we’re going to talk about are her allegations.”
KMOX left a message with Green seeking her reaction, it’s so far not been returned.
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