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August 14, 2022

DeKalb County

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) - In our previous article entitled "NIU’s IT Director, James Fatz, used NIU equipment in for-profit private business – " we wrote about James Fatz' use of Northern Illinois University software in a private for-profit business, according to court records. We are in possession of documents where he indicated to...

DeKalb Co. (ECWd) - We introduced Ron Walters in our story ‘Northern Illinois University – Ron Walters’ travel/hotel expenses’.  To recap, President Baker engaged Mr. Walters and had him added to NIU’s payroll as an “affiliate” employee. The simple designation of “affiliate employee” was enough...

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) – Local Sycamore attorney Nicholas Cronauer represents Vantage Electrical group against a former employee whom allegedly stole data from their company. Mr. Cronauer hired forensic expert Andy Garrett of Garrett Discovery whom testified regarding the data theft in a hearing held in Dekalb...

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) - Between January 2014 and February 2015, of the approximately $36.000.00 of p-card (credit card) expenditures from one Northern Illinois University p-card account, around $19,000.00 was travel. -- $1,900.00 of this was for Magaly Rodrigues, NIU's "Chief Inspiration Officer", who would not qualify since she was commuting...

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