Crews remove convicted mayor's bogus charity signs from Grandview highway

GRANDVIEW, Mo. - City leaders in Grandview, Mo., are trying to put a negative reminder in the rear-view mirror.

This week, crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation removed adopt-a-highway signs along a stretch of 71 Highway for "Matters of the Heart."

That happens to be the bogus charity created by former Grandview Mayor Steve Dennis. In February, he was convicted for pocketing $35,000 in donations and using the money for personal expenses. 

Earlier this month, a federal judge sentenced Dennis to 366 days in prison

Dennis has also repaid city taxpayers more than $800 for questionable Christmas Eve purchases and fake lunches with local politicians, transactions with a city-issued credit card first highlighted in a 41 Action News investigation.

Dennis will begin his prison sentence in September.

The signs along the highway now read, "Available."

Ryan Kath can be reached at ryan.kath@kshb.com. You can follow him on Twitter or connect on Facebook. 

 

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