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Resource ID: #19764
Subject: Municipal Finance
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: 16-Feb-02


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch found that "a private lawyer for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District went outside agency channels to hire a local company for an erosion and asbestos study, then covered the $151,000 cost by including it among his firm's legal bills to the district. The now-defunct company had no track record in the field of study. Ratepayers ended up paying seven to 15 times what a district engineer says the study should have cost, and according to some MSD officials, the study wasn't needed to begin with.

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