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ST. LOUIS  •  The city's longtime excise commissioner has been fired. 

Robert Kraiberg was abruptly dismissed on Friday.

Maggie Crane, a spokeswoman for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, provided few details about the firing. 

"He's no longer employed," Crane said in response to questions. 

Kraiberg, 67, couldn't be reached for comment. He was paid about $95,784 a year. 

As a civil service employee, he can appeal the termination. 

Kraiberg was first appointed to the position in 1986 during the administration of former Mayor Vince Schoemehl. 

The excise office is responsible for handling liquor ordinances in St. Louis and conducting hearings. It's also responsible for issuing or renewing liquor licenses.

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