St. Louis official investigated for nepotism

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Sharon Quigley Carpenter

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The longtime recorder of deeds in St. Louis is under investigation for nepotism.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the circuit attorney’s office confirmed the investigation of Sharon Quigley Carpenter on Friday. Her opponent in the Aug. 5 Democratic primary, Ed McFowland, has alleged that Carpenter hired her great-nephew to work summers from 2010 to 2012. He also accuses Carpenter of hiring the son of her chief deputy to perform $100,000 in office renovations.

Carpenter did not return messages seeking comment.

Missouri law states that any public office holder who employs a relative within four degrees should forfeit his or her office. A great nephew is considered a fourth degree relative by the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,


  • Bear

    I’m sure there are plenty more in the city and county who are guilty of this, but they know how to pretend they’re not related to anyone by keeping their mouth shut.

  • Ace Baily

    it is the city of stl, why is anybody surprised? slay has his lackeys front for him, so he can put on the image of how above the daily routine of politics he is. well one day it will come home to him also, one of his lackeys will make a hole in his shield, same stuff takes place in clayton, and in just about every guv body in this state

  • Henry

    Slays brother in law’s plumbing company gets all the plumbing contracts for the city! That’s not nepotism??? C’mon people? Slay should be fired

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