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Public Hearing Scheduled To Scrutinize Frank Mautino's Campaign Spending


The Illinois Board of Elections will conduct a public hearing on Auditor General Frank Mautino’s campaign spending later this week. 

Mautino previously served as LaSalle County’s state representative, but federal authorities grew suspicious of his campaign accounts. They launched an investigation in May, finding Mautino spent $200,000 on car repairs and gas at a local service station, and a similar amount at Spring Valley City Bank.

Mautino tried to delay the investigation on Fifth Amendment grounds, but the Ottawa Times reports the hearing will take place Thursday morning in downtown Chicago.  Mautino isn’t required to be present.