(KPLR) - A St. Louis county judge will hold a hearing in August to decide if a FBI report should be released. The report is an audit detailing the embezzlement of more than three million dollars from the St. Louis County Health Department.
The ACLU sued the county to have the report released under Missouri’s open records law.
The county has refused citing a directive from the FBI.
Wednesday the judge allowed the FBI to become a party of the lawsuit and set a hearing for August 8th.
The county says former health department official Edward Mueth embezzled more than three million dollars from the department.
He committed suicide in September 2013.
County executive who committed suicide donated over $80,000 to zoo