Monday, June 13, 2016

Mautino Inquiry Postponed

The State Board of Elections is delaying its decision on whether to suspend a review into the campaign spending of Auditor General Frank Mautino pending a separate federal probe.

The spending scrutiny covers the Spring Valley Democrat's former time as a legislator, including more than $200,000 spent at an alderman-owned service station. The board is asking for Mautino to explain expenditures because of a citizen complaint.

Mautino has acknowledged cooperation with the U.S. Attorney's office. His attorney, Anthony Jacob, told the board Monday that the investigations are parallel and the request for the board to suspend pending the probe is routine.

However, board members have said they haven't been give a reason as to why it's necessary to suspend.

Information Provided By The Associated Press

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