Friday, January 10, 2014

St. Louis County Investigating Possible $3 Million Vendor Fraud Scheme Involving Health Official Who Committed Suicide

From the Webster-Kirkwood Times on 1/10/14:

St. Louis County is looking to hire an independent audit firm to determine how a high-ranking health department official lined his company's pockets with more than $3 million for several years before anyone noticed.

Webster Groves resident Edward Mueth, 39, who was the director of administration for the St. Louis County Health Department, killed himself in September after county officials discovered his company had overcharged the department for goods and services.

Mueth had been billing the county, approving invoices and filling out evaluations for his self-created company, Gateway Technical Solutions, for six years.


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