SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) -
Earlier this week, I received a letter from the Office of the Special Legislative Inspector General in reference to a Complaint I had filed back in November of 2015.
The Complaint (read the article here) was an allegation that the now-former Illinois State Representative Edward J. Acevedo used public funds, property, and credit to electioneer against a presidential candidate.
I alleged his filing of House Resolution 0761 (notice nobody jumped on that band-wagon with him) violated Article VIII, Section 1(a) of the Illinois Constitution, violated the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, Section 5-15, and was an unlawful use of Public resources in an attempt to affect the outcome of a presidential election.
The OSLIG's letter explains that since there was no Legislative Inspector General at the time, and Acevedo is no longer a member of the General Assembly, the OSLIG has no jurisdiction over the allegations and state law does not permit her to investigate any further.
Justice delayed is justice denied!