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June 25, 2024

Shelby County Quo Warranto Case Resolved

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On September 13, 2023

Shelby Co. (ECWd)-

The Quo Warranto case filed pertaining to the Shelby County Board member Teresa Boehm and her holding the office of Rose Township Cemetery Board member was resolved in yesterday’s court hearing by Judge Hantla.

Boehm was holding the two offices in violation of the law as was outlined in the initial filing found in this article.  After the filing, Boehm tendered her resignation to the Rose Township and her attorney filed a motion to dismiss and then an amended motion to dismiss which we reported on in this article.

The State’s Attorney amended the quo warranto complaint after discovery that Boehm had been receiving compensation which is not allowed by law, which we covered in this article.  We later discovered that the cemetery board had no minutes or agendas for the last three years which we covered in this article.

During the hearing, the judge indicated the matter was resolved with Boehm’s resignation and did not grant any sanction nor hear any evidence in support of the sanctions. The purpose of seeking the sanction was to recover the illegal funds obtained by her holding an office not permitted by law.  As it stands the taxpayers of Rose Township will not see any restitution for those payments unless Boehm returns them out of the goodness of her heart.

The Judge advised that if the State’s Attorney wishes to bring criminal charges against her that is up to him.  We point this out because shortly after the hearing we saw a false posting on social media claiming that the judge dropped the charges against Boehm.  Considering this matter was a civil matter and not a criminal matter before the court, Boehm was never charged with anything, and the judge even indicated as much with his comments.  Once again local social media propaganda lies to the public in what appears to be an ongoing push of a false narrative.

 

 

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2 Comments
  • Paul Kane
    Posted at 14:55h, 14 October Reply

    Thank you for keeping it real.

    If you dislike the appointment process and/or the appointee, social media communications claiming the charges were dropped would be towards the confirmation bias held by your initial dislike.

    If not for Shelby County First, I’d wonder if Ms. Boehm returned the payments to Rose Township…goodness of his heart, indeed.

    • Kirk Allen & John Kraft
      Posted at 19:14h, 14 October Reply

      She has not, and in fact, we confirmed she took one last payment the day before resigning! That article is coming.

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