Madison County, IL. (ECWd) -
Madison County Public Corruption Task Force Evidence Appears to Show Judge and County Officials Doing Prohibited Political Activity on County Email with County Equipment
Sent by former Madison County Administrator Doug Hulme and former Madison County IT Director Rob Dorman
(See Documents attached)
EDWARDSVILLE - Documents from the Madison County Public Corruption Task Force appear to show prohibited political activity by the sitting chief judge and other high ranking county officials over county email and processed on county equipment. The documents were recently released by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office through a freedom of information request.
The documents appear to be letters to Democrat Precinct Committeeman sent on county equipment and over county email, including an attached Democratic mailing list. The documents appear to be discussed between a judge and multiple county officials and were sent during multiple election cycles as recently as 2016.
One county email sent in 2014 by current Madison County Chief Judge Bill Mudge is titled “Vucich precinct letter November 2014 UPDATED will mail in ballot info.” The email has an attachment named “Vucich precinct letter November 2014 mail ballot.doxc.” Jennifer Vucich, now Jennifer Mudge after her marriage to Chief Judge Bill Mudge, was the First Assistant State’s Attorney under State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons. She was also the former wife of Captain David Vucich who is the commander of the Madison County Public Corruption Task Force and works for Sheriff Jon Lakin.
The emails released by the Attorney General also appear to show prohibited political activity by Chief Public Defender John Rekowski using county equipment.
Former County Administrator Doug Hulme, who was accused of wrong doing by David Vucich and the task force wants answers.
“In 2017 I blew the whistle on prohibited campaigning and political activity on county equipment, ” Hulme said. “These documents appear to show the sitting Chief Judge, the Chief Public Defender, and the former First Assistant State’s Attorney engaged in campaigning on the taxpayer’s dime. It also shows that the Madison County Public Corruption Task Force is involved in its cover-up.”
Former County IT Director Rob Dorman says that these documents prove there has been a miscarriage of justice by the Madison County Public Corruption Task Force.
“The mother of Captain David Vucich’s children appears to be involved with prohibited political activity on county equipment and over the county network,” Dorman said. “The task force commanded by Captain Vucich went out of its way to ruin my reputation and spread lies while collecting and concealing evidence of potential wrong-doing of connected county Democrats. It is imperative that a special investigation be carried out by independent state or federal authorities, without ties to the political corruption in Madison County, to bring justice to for me and my family.”
You can download the press release at this link or view below.