.

St. Peters Alderman Gus Elliott Resigns Months After Investigation

Gus Elliott's resignation comes roughly four months after St. Peters Patch first reported that city hired a special prosecutor to investigate a harassment claim made against Elliott by the city’s Director of Community Relations, Lisa Bedian. 

Gus Elliott has resigned as alderman of the city of St. Peters.

Elliott made the announcement via  at Thursday's Board of Aldermen meeting. 

The resignation comes roughly four months after

That claim alleged Elliott harassed Bedian in February by using Bedian’s name, without her consent, on a Missouri Ethics Commission report filed by Missouri Lieutenant Governor candidate Cynthia Davis.

The ethics report, targeted at St. Peters Ward 3 Alderman Tommy Roberts, was posted on Davis' website as a PDF and the properties of the file listed Bedian as the author. Copies of the report were circulated by CDs around St. Peters and an anonymous emailer named The Masked Avenger also distributed copies of the PDF to several people, including some local media.

 dropped harassment charges against Elliott on April 10, saying it could not be proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that harassment occurred.

A to not pursue any charges or impeach Elliott.

Stay up to date on all St. Peters news by signing up for our free, daily e-newsletter

Fred Oompahloompah January 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Remeber that the 3rd ward residents are watching very closely to both candidates in this election given the past scandals it has suffered! Michelle Stiens & Gus Elliot are still fresh in our memories! Violet, as you know, has the advantage with the questionable legality of her appointment to the board! Yes it is a digital age we live in but do not give the opposition anything to use against you, no matter how in significant it may seem! Violet is a two time looser and there is a reason for that.
William Braudis January 24, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Michelle Walker. Mr. Oompahluumpg is the Towns.... er ..... Joker. Just say thank you teacher, then go on with you campainge. Hey Oophy I left a few for you.
Fred Oompahloompah January 24, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Braudis? You are still with us? I can only assume they have Wi-Fi at the " home" now! :)
Fred Oompahloompah January 24, 2013 at 06:33 AM
oops! If the post gets approval the post should have read: "no matter how insignificant it may seem"! That was not a typo or misspelling! That is how it was entered from the smartphone.They are not always that smart! :) Reply
Fred Oompahloompah January 24, 2013 at 06:38 AM
Remember that the 3rd ward residents are watching very closely to both candidates in this election given the past scandals it has suffered! Michelle Stiens & Gus Elliot are still fresh in our memories! Violet, as you know, has the advantage with the questionable legality of her appointment to the board! Yes it is a digital age we live in but do not give the opposition anything to use against you, no matter how insignificant it may seem! Violet is a two time looser and there is a reason for that

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »