BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) –
Thanks go to Diane Benjamin, BLNNEWS.COM, for her relentless pursuit of public records!
Diane’s pursuit of these records included her first ever lawsuit, filed in hand-written form, after the City of Bloomington and its disgraced Mayor Tari Renner unlawfully withheld public records under the Freedom of Information Act.
According to the Pantagraph (click here) a McLean County Grand Jury unsealed a 111-count indictment naming 5 former management officials of the Bloomington U.S. Cellular Arena. Indictments accused Bart Rogers, John Butler, Jay Laesch, Paul Grazer and Kelly Klein of charges including stealing city funds, money laundering, wire fraud, and filing false sales tax returns.
Another indication that “One person can make a difference”
Diane Benjamin is at the McLean County Courthouse obtaining a copy of the Indictments and we will update this when further information becomes available.
Warren J. Le FeverPosted at 12:49h, 25 September
Good for Diane!!! Funny. Didn’t see Tari Renner at the IML convention this year.
Les DienerPosted at 13:10h, 25 September
That is awesome!
DavePosted at 13:35h, 25 September
You’re awesome Diane!
JanniePosted at 18:46h, 25 September
Great to see action taken!