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Son of Dooley Consiglieri Lands 70K County Patronage Job – During Hiring Freeze!

March 18th, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

Corleone crime family consiglieri Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) confers with The Don Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in a scene from The Godfather

And the beat goes on! The St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting today that St. Louis County Executive Dooley’s rewarded his  consiglieri John Temporiti with a patronage job for his son son Mike during a so called hiring freeze. It gets even better! A Temporiti’s daugther in law has been working ‘part time” in the parks department for the last six years at $30,000 a year. Click here to get an exhaustive list of MOPNS posts on Temporiti. Sources say investigative reporter Elliot Davis was spotted this morning at the Lawrence K. Roos Government Center.

In January, with St. Louis County in the third year of a hiring and pay freeze, Mike Temporiti landed a $70,000 county job. Temporiti, 27, is now the county’s abatement compliance officer. It’s a brand new job, created just for him in the Revenue Department. His salary is the ninth highest of the 237 employees in the department. The job was never posted, and Temporiti did not have to interview for it. He is a lawyer and the son of John Temporiti, who is County Executive Charlie A. Dooley’s longtime campaign treasurer and manager and former chief of staff.Katy Temporiti, who is married to John Temporiti’s eldest son, John Jr., is also a patronage employee, as a part-time administrative assistant in the Parks and Recreation Department. Since hiring her six years ago this month, the county has paid her a total of about $178,000.

Mike Temporiti with Dooley and his dad


As a part-time employee, she receives no benefits, such as for medical, vacation or sick leave. At the time she was hired, John Temporiti was serving as Dooley’s chief of staff. Katy Temporiti is primarily responsible for writing annual reports and other communications.

Swanick said Temporiti was assigned to the ranger station in Tilles Park in Ladue. Katy Temporiti’s supervisor, Chief Parks Ranger John Nesbit, said Temporiti primarily worked from home. “I see her about once a week when she comes in to the ranger station (in Tilles Park) to use a docking station for her laptop,” Nesbit said. Read more….

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