City of Geneva Suspends Streets Superintendent for Alleged Misappropriation of Funds

Internal and police investigations are pending against Steve LeMaire, Geneva's superintendent of streets and fleet.

  • Editor's note: The following is a press release issued Thursday morning by the city of Geneva.

City of Geneva Street Superintendent Steve LeMaire has been suspended from work pending an internal and police investigation into allegations that he misappropriated city funds.

LeMaire has been on administrative leave without pay since Jan. 12, when city officials, in cooperation with detectives began the investigation.

LeMaire is a 33-year employee of the city.

Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, no additional information is available at this time. Upon completion of the investigation, a press release will be distributed.

All questions regarding this matter should be directed to Chief Steve Mexin at the Geneva Police Department.

Betty Collins January 19, 2012 at 08:35 PM
This is certainly a shock. Mr LeMaire has always been extremely helpful when asked to look into street repair problems. He is a very nice person.
Rick Anderson January 20, 2012 at 06:25 PM
This certainly is a shock. It must be a serious offense for one to lose their job, possible pension benefits. Where was the professional city oversight? Where was our council members questioning the professionals and holding accountability and traceability? Maybe this new $500 K software package the city invested in will catch misappropriations....or maybe not. So many questions to be answered. I anticipate a watered-down and sterile press release starving embarssament from those that should have known sooner than later.
David M January 21, 2012 at 03:06 AM


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