When St. Louis County released a set of federal subpoenas Monday evening, county councilmember Tim Fitch was surprised to see them after days of pushing for access.
But even more surprising, he says, is how long the County Executive’s office had been holding onto them.
“The most shocking part to me wasn’t the request for records, it was the date on the request for records,” Fitch, a Republican representing District 3, said. “These go back to last fall.”
The County Executive’s office was aware of the federal investigation nearly nine months before former appointee Tony Weaver’s June 7 indictment in an alleged COVID kickback scheme.
“He did not bother to share this with the legislative branch of government. We’re supposed to be an equal branch of government,” Fitch said.