Charleston, IL. (ECWd) –
We recently wrote about the Coles County State’s Attorney’s Office Assistant Rhonda Parker using official envelopes and postage for private lawsuit (here), and questioned why a thorough investigation was not completed.
Now we have proof that not only were official email accounts, envelopes and postage used, but official telephones were also used, and during the normal work day.
No evidence in the ISP’s investigative report indicates she was asked whether or not she used the county’s telephones for private business.
Here is an audio recording of one of the phone calls Parker made using the State’s Attorney’s Office official telephone (even announcing she is at the State’s Attorney’s office) – transcription below the audio file:
|Date||: Oct 21 2019 03:38:28 PM|
|From||: 217 3480561 (12173480561)|
|To||: mervin wolfe (18126xxxxxx)|
“Hi this is Rhonda Parker at the States Attorney’s office and I am calling to try to coordinate a hearing in regards to Wolf versus Danley in the small claims case. I have some dates from Judge boulevard(?) office. They gave me Tuesday November 5 at 3:00 Thursday November 7 at 2:30 Wednesday November 13 at 3:00. They also gave me a date time on November 22 but it looks like Jessie is not available that day so I apologize those are the only dates that I’ve gotten can you please let me know if any of those work and if not we’ll go back to the drawing board on that. The phone number here is 217-348-0568 is my direct line or you can call the office at 217-348-0561 and either ask for Rhonda or Jesse.”
PKPosted at 19:56h, 29 July
Could it be that certain ISP Zone 5 investigators do not know to count the expense of any and all public office resources? Perhaps conducting personal business on the public dime has become culturally acceptable for ISP and other law enforcement offices.