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Federal Grand Jury Convened regarding East Central Illinois Mass Transit District

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On November 15, 2016

Edgar Co. (ECWd) –

We now have confirmation a Federal Grand Jury in Springfield is being presented key investigative documents related to alleged misappropriation of public funds by former employees of the East Central Illinois Mass Transit District.

A FOIA request made to Edgar County State’s Attorney Mark Isaf for “A copy of the investigation records provided by any law enforcement entity, state or federal, pertaining to the criminal investigation of alleged criminal activity by former East Central Mass Transit District employees who worked in the Paris, IL office of that public body.”

The response was most telling:

“Your request is denied for the following reasons: There are no documents responsive to your request.  The investigation was transferred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation due to forensic accounting expertise under the supervision of the United State’s Attorney’s Office in Springfield, IL, for presentation to a federal grand jury.”

So there you have it.  A Federal Criminal investigation is clearly still on-going regarding the misappropriations of funds by former employees of the East Central Illinois Mass Transit District.


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  • Fred
    Posted at 13:01h, 15 November

    Who are the employees ???

  • Honest Craig
    Posted at 17:36h, 19 November

    I thought the prevailing thought by the local dignitaries around town was this was a civil matter. Do you know if those people are still defending the alleged thief?

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 18:14h, 19 November

      We don’t know at this time.