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A Third Governor in a Row Headed to Prison? GOP Says Don’t Count It Out

A Third Governor in a Row Headed to Prison? GOP Says Don’t Count It Out

“This is the kind of information that indictments are made out of.”

That’s how a former lawman, now a lawmaker, sizes up the auditor general’s report about the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority.

“Obviously, there has to be an investigation,” says State Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), a former Lee County sheriff. “There’s more than enough probable cause here, when you use tax dollars to have people march in a parade for you.”

The report alleges more than $50 million in state-funded, possibly campaign-related waste.

“This is a damning and very thoroughly researched report,” says State Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine). “If this rises to the level of criminal conduct, recognized by the U. S. attorney, I don’t know how you don’t say it’s impeachable.”

Murphy says while one of Illinois’ recently imprisoned former governors, George Ryan, is a Republican, he was in the stir for actions as secretary of state – not governor. Murphy adds the report should refute any notion that Illinoisans should cut incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn any slack as a nice guy with a big heart.

 

http://www.auditor.illinois.gov/Audit-Reports/Performance-Special-Multi/Performance-Audits/2014_Releases/14-IVPA-NRI-Perf-Full.pdf

 

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