In the News: GOP lawmakers send 3rd letter to Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino, demand answers to campaign spending

By Kevin Hoffman | Reboot Illinois

Republican lawmakers again are calling on Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino to answer questions surrounding campaign spending during his time in the House.

In a letter sent to Mautino Thursday, state Rep. Grant Wehrli, R-Naperville, and 19 other Republican representatives demanded the Spring Valley Democrat clarify spending and accounting irregularities in his now-inactive campaign fund, the Committee for Frank J Mautino.

Illinois Times and several state government watchdog groups reported in January that Mautino spent more than $200,000 in gas and vehicle repairs at one Spring Valley business between 2005 and 2015. But what piqued the interest of the Illinois State Board of Elections, which subsequently asked Mautino for clarification, was the nearly $259,000 in campaign funds he used to pay the Spring Valley City Bank since 1999, including $94,000 in loan repayments…

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