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Feds doing the job of Illinois State’s Attorneys – Columbia, Illinois Mayor Kevin Hutchinson Indicted by US Attorney

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On February 26, 2021

U.S. (ECWd) –

For years we have exposed public officials who have filed false statements of economic interest documents, and for years law enforcement and State’s Attorneys have ignored the violation.

Once again we see that the FBI has come to the rescue of Illinois citizens and charged Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson with lying to the FBI.

“On June 28, 2018, KEVIN HUTCHINSON filed a false Statement of Economic Interest with the Monroe County Clerk stating that he did not have a personal financial interest, directly or indirectly, in any contract, work or business of the municipality”

“KEVIN HUTCHINSON, defendant, did willfully and knowingly make, and cause to be made, materially false statements and representations in a matter within the jurisdiction of a department or agency of the United States by falsely telling a Federal Bureau of lnvestigations Special Agent and a federal Task Force Officer that his only interest in MRCT’s contract with the City of Columbia was in his official capacity as the Mayor of the City of Columbia.”

Here is a brief list of Illinois officials we have exposed for filing false SEI documents of which nothing was ever done about it.

While we could list numerous other public officials who filed false SEI documents, the point is the local authorities have failed miserably in enforcing our ethics law.  It’s no wonder Illinois was just named the third most corrupt state in the US.

A copy of Hutchinson’s indictment can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.

Kevin Hutchinson



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  • Dave
    Posted at 15:47h, 26 February Reply

    Great jobs dogs! The Illinois AG should be charged with something. He uses his worldview to decide issues, not the rule of law

    • Somebody
      Posted at 18:15h, 26 February Reply

      Amen to that brother

  • PK
    Posted at 16:46h, 26 February Reply

    Another heavy lift by ECW.

    Resolving this certain root of bad government association in Illinois government officials SIE filings could benefit from the resources of ProPublica. Why does the Secretary of State accept such erroneous filings, anyway? Attentive to details?

    Dust off Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s SEI too, because he flouted the Secretary’s filing form instructions by listing a debt instrument.

  • Elliot Ness
    Posted at 17:53h, 26 February Reply

    I guess the ones who are actually materially benefitting while simultaneously lying on their SEIs must think they are smarter than everyone else, think they are entitled to get what they can get and think no one will ever be the wiser = Fools NOT thinking.
    Also, do we know if this was initially brought to the attention of the Monroe County State’s Attorney, and IF SO: 1-did the SA directly refer to Feds 2-did someone else take it to the Feds?

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