St. Louis (KMOV) - Christopher A. Seemayer pled guilty on Wednesday to embezzling Brentwood City money to use for personal gambling expenses at the Casino Queen casino in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Seemayer, 52, from Fenton, pled guilty to two felony counts of federal program theft before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry. Sentencing has been set for September 14, 2011.
During January 1 through December 31, 2010, and again from January 1 to March 5, 2011, Seemayer embezzled approximately $30,000 by taking numerous unauthorized cash advances on the City of Brentwood credit card for the purpose of and while gambling at the Casino Queen casino.
According to court documents was the longtime City Administrator for the City of Brentwood, Missouri.
The City of Brentwood was unaware of this use, did not authorize any such cash advances, and unwittingly paid the credit card charges from city operating funds.
Each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.