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July 24, 2024

Illinois Senator Christopher Belt filed false Statement of Economic Interest

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On October 8, 2019

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) –

On January 14, 2019, Illinois Senator (57th District) Christopher Belt filed a false Statement of Economic Interest related to his position as a Legislator.

Belt was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Senator Clayborne in January 2019.

On his filed statement, question number 7 states “N/A” – but it is not “N/A” since he works at the Commonfield Water District, and did during the preceding 12 months.

He even says he works at the water district at the 56 second mark in the below video:

Question number 7 states: “List the name of any unit of local government that employed the person making the statement during the preceding calendar year other than the unit or units of government in relation to which the person is required to file.”

Belt lists “State Senator 57th District” at the top of the page, indicating which position he is submitting the SEI for, and the St. Clair County website does not list any SEI with his name on it for the water district.

His employment at the water district should have been listed on this SEI, which means this one is false.

He signed his name, attesting to its accuracy, and knowing the penalty for filing a false or incomplete statement shall be a fine not to exceed $1000 dollars or imprisonment not to exceed one year, or both a fine and imprisonment.

Messages soliciting a comment from Sen. Belt were not returned.

A copy of his SEI can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.

Sen Belt SEI 2019



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