St. Louis alderman asks for help from supporters to pay daughter's tuition

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 5:35 AM

(KMOV) -- St Louis Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. said he will not accept any money sent to him from his now controversial letter seeking financial help for his daughter’s college tuition.

“I wouldn’t accept it, I would send it back,” Bosley told News 4.

The letter that Bosley admits he wrote states his daughter’s scholarships and grants only cover part of the $38,000 costs at St. Xavier University in Chicago and he needs to raise $14,000. 

Officials and political ethics experts say Bosley did nothing illegal but did come close to blurring the line between his public and private life.

Bosley pointed out he did not write the letter on official city stationary and sent it out about 50 letters to family and close friends. 

Click here to see the full letter sent by Bosley. 

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