The best “You Paid for It” confrontations

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The "You Paid For It" Team brings you the most exciting and combative confrontations with officials wasting your money. These are the best stories from the past few years.

We have seen it all.  From comical moment chasing former Illinois Governor Blagojevich, to being run out of the Alton Mayor's Office after a colorful confrontation, to one of the most unusual interview avoiding techniques I have ever seen. Some of these confrontations that may even leave you laughing.

Don't miss this collection of our favorites stories.  See the entire "You Paid For It" archive here.

You Paid For It - Blagojevich Runs

You Paid For It: Normandy School District Travel

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) – Upset Normandy School Board Member tells You Paid For It Investigator Elliott Davis “You are a professional Pimp”.

A You Paid For It Investigation of the Normandy School District uncovers tens of thousands of dollar in out of town travel by administrators and officials at the school district that has lost accreditation.  The Board’s Treasurer Dr. Edward Haynie made the “Pimp” statement. Haynie is the Board Member who took the most out of town trips on taxpayer’s dime.  More...

You Paid For It: Fox School District Nepotism

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) – The Fox School District Superintendent is on the run from the You Paid For It Team’s questions about Nepotism.  Dianne Critchlow uses Arnold Police to get away. It’s the first time we’ve had police tell us what we can and can’t ask.

Investigator Elliott Davis went to question her in the wake of an uproar at the District over the hiring of the School Board President’s Daughter in Law to a High Paying District job, even though she only had a High School Diploma and managed a fast food restaurant. More...

You Paid For It – Lambert’s Billion Dollar Runway

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The billion dollar runway at Lambert Airport may be one of the St. Louis area’s biggest boondoggles. St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green sits on the commission that runs Lambert and took park in the decision to build the little used runway. Green has sat on the Airport Commission for 17 years. That seat comes along with the job of Comptroller.

An interview with St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green got heated. It was often tough to get a question in edgewise. At one point when I asked the Comptroller if I could just ask my questions she told me “I doubt if you have any important questions to ask me.”  More...

You Paid For It: Legal Fees For Ellisville And Fairview Heights

(KTVI) – The You Paid For It Team investigating high legal fees in the cities of Ellisville and Fairview Heights.

In Fairview Heights the Legal Bills jumped more than 5 times what they were when Alderman got rid of the City Attorney who hadn’t charged the city more than $76,000 a year since he’d been there.  More...

You Paid For It: Riverview Gardens Raises

ST. LOUIS,MO (KTVI) – Administrators in the Riverview Gardens School District in North County got raises while School District Performance was going backwards.  Many of these school officials were already making six figures.

The state took over the unaccredited school district in 2010 and installed it’s own Special Administrative Board headed by Dr Lynn Beckwith.  The District had 5 of the 6 points needed for provisional accreditation before the State Takeover. After Beckwith and company came in that dropped to three.  More...

You Paid For It - Alton

You Paid For It - Riverview Teachers Travel

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