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Who’s Harry?

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On April 23, 2017

Who is Harry? Whoever he is, much like Joe, he received campaign cash on a regular basis, year after year from Frank Mautino’s campaign account.

Mautino, our current Auditor General, as in our top watchdog for financial accountability in the state, would cash a check at Spring Valley Bank and on a few occasions, write in the memo section what it was for.  Between 2011-2015, Harry received $7,990.00 in cash, assuming Harry actually received the full check amount.  Some of the checks memo section point to repairs being done such as a basement and a fence, so we assume Harry had some kind of handyman skills like Joe. Mautino’s campaign treasurer has testified that she does not have any receipts in her possession and Mautino has pled the fifth on all matters tied to his campaign.

Where this gets interesting, and we don’t know the answer yet, is how this distribution of campaign cash to this individual was reported to the IRS.  When you pay people over $600.00 there are certain IRS reporting requirements and even if those requirements were not met, the individual is required to report these earnings on their income tax as several of those payments do disclose it was for repairs or services provided to the campaign office.

Did we mention this check cashing scheme was done by our Top Watchdog, as in the Illinois Auditor General?  It should be noted that not only has our Auditor General pled the fifth, he has refused to answer a single question from his employers, the General Assembly.

I think our readers get the point by now so no need to write further about Peter, Al, and Willie who were also being cited in the memo section of checks cashed by Frank Mautino.


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  • Jon
    Posted at 16:12h, 23 April Reply

    This is the like in archaeology dig . Corruption is deep but the Edgar Watchdogs will find the bone.
    They always do.

    • Tony Baloney
      Posted at 15:43h, 24 April Reply

      Find the bone?

      Lemme just say that at least once before a politician has been caught playing games with money because of his bone!

      Who knows what’s going on here IF ANYTHING ACTUALLY IS GOING ON HERE, and this could all be a misunderstanding of the campaign finance rules and regulations.

      What’s his name? Dennis Hastert?

  • Danni Smith
    Posted at 16:20h, 23 April Reply

    even my few business receipts include first, last names and purpose of meeting.

  • G. Barraclough
    Posted at 19:39h, 23 April Reply

    These are the saddest of possible words:
    “Frank Mautino to Joe LNU to Harry LNU.”
    Trio of thieves, and fleeter than birds,
    Frank Mautino to Joe LNU to Harry LNU.
    Ruthlessly stealing our tax dollars,
    Making a giant hit into the budget.
    Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
    “Frank Mautino to Joe LNU to Harry LNU.”

    With apologies to Evers, Tinker and Chance.

  • Madison Black
    Posted at 16:22h, 24 April Reply

    I think records will show Mauntino deeply involved in sordid activates. He is best friends with Mike Madigan; and some one ought to follow that connection and paper trail. At the very least the US Treasury Dept. should pick the ball up since they have a stake in potential tax evasion.

    Thanks watch dogs for doing for us would law enforcement failed to do. More later.

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