Frank J Mautino

Illinois auditor general acknowledges inquiry into campaign spending

Illinois auditor general acknowledges inquiry into campaign spending

Illinois' auditor general on Thursday acknowledged a federal investigation into his campaign spending when he was a state lawmaker.

A spokesman for Auditor General Frank Mautino said that the former House deputy majority leader "is cooperating with the U.S. Attorney's office in its investigation."

The statement was in response to a report by the Illinois Times newspaper in Springfield that a federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to former Mautino campaign workers. The U.S. Attorney's office declined comment.

The Illinois State Board of Elections ordered the Spring Valley Democrat on Monday to explain campaign expenditures that are the subject of a citizen...

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