A key Democratic lawmaker has signed most of seven subpoenas for former state officials linked to Gov. Pat Quinn's 2010 anti-violence program that state auditors have blasted for mismanagement. State Rep. Frank Mautino is co-chair of the Legislative Audit Commission. He says he's signed five of seven subpoenas, including for Quinn's former chief of staff. A subcommittee voted for the subpoenas Monday, but they needed Mautino's signature.
The subpoenas compel the former officials to turn over documents and testify over two days next month. Quinn's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative has been under increasing scrutiny. Federal authorities have asked for information as has Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez. Mautino says the two subpoenas he didn't sign were for officials outside the scope of a state audit.
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