Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino sued for FOIA violations

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed today in the 5th Judicial Circuit Court, Edgar County, against the Office of the Auditor General.  Also named in the suit is Frank Mautino, the current Auditor General.

According to the complaint, Mautino failed to comply with certain requirements of the FOI Act to include production or certain records in his possession.  The complaint was filed by Kirk Allen, pro se.  Allen is the Co-Founder of the Edgar County Watchdogs.  Allen prevailed in his pro se FOIA case against past Health and Family Services Director Julie Hamos who was ordered to turn over certain records and pay Allen’s cost.  Continue…