CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is asking the FBI to approve the release of details from its investigation of a $3.4 million computer scheme by a former county health manager who later committed suicide.

The county previously contended that the FBI asked it to not disclose the findings of its inquiry into embezzlement by Ed Mueth. Mueth used an alias and phony invoices to collect millions during a six-year scheme to sell and lease laptop computers to the county.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/TY6gsS ) reports that Dooley cited a "need for transparency" in his request to an FBI special agent.

Elected members of the St. Louis County Council have criticized Dooley for failing to disclose that he and top administration officials received a summary of the FBI audit.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com