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Mautino to sign subpoenas

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014

* I could see his point, but this was a needless diversion, so getting it over with is a good thing…


- Posted by Rich Miller        


5 Comments
  1. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 4:01 pm:

    If that was the agreement, it is proper to honor it and he never should have wavered.

    Good for him seeing it through and preventing this from becoming a bigger distraction.


  2. - Working night and day.... - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 5:03 pm:

    Another factor may have been the spurious logic used to remove them in the first place (i.e. they were not mentioned frequently in the Auditor General’s report, therefore they were not involved). With all due respect to the Auditor General, the scope of the audit was limited in certain aspects, and could not have identified everyone involved at every level (although they found plenty). In the case with Ross (who was deeply involved in many aspects of most projects run out of the governor’s office at that time) it is hard to imagine he lacks involvement or knowledge that may shed some light on the circumstances.


  3. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 8:08 pm:

    Everyone who was subpoenaed will probably end up shelling out $10K for a lawyer, even if they did nothing wrong.

    Subpoenas are serious things folks, and that power should be used judiciously, like a search warrant.

    So, anyone who doesn’t mind if the government comes and searches your house, cheer on. Me, I prefer something akin to probable cause. Heck, even the Auditor General doesn’t think DCEO should be testifying.


  4. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Jun 26, 14 @ 4:16 am:

    Interesting that a lawyer like Barickman presumes guilt. I hope this fishing expedition blows up in his face. Mautino should have stuck to his guns.


  5. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Jun 26, 14 @ 8:05 am:

    Sometimes politics overrides good sense. In Illinois, maybe that should be most of the time.

    Two ways for the Repubs to go on this. Focus in on the players that you think will yield the goods or cast a broad net and hope for the best.


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