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EEC Ethics Act Decisions

If the OEIG makes findings that there has been a violation of the Ethics Act—such as prohibited political activity, retaliation, a gift ban or revolving door violation, or failure to cooperate with an OEIG investigation—in addition to the founded report, the OEIG may also request that the Office of the Attorney General file a complaint before the EEC. If the EEC decides that a violation of the Ethics Act indeed did occur, the EEC may impose an administrative fine or other appropriate injunctive relief. Those EEC decisions, based on OEIG investigations, can be found here.

Date EnteredCase NumberSubject(s)AgencyNature of Violation(s)Fine/Settlement
7/16/201919-EEC-005Anne Melissa DowlingIllinois Department of InsuranceRevolving door$20,625.00
6/22/202020-EEC-001Michael WonsIllinois Department of Innovation and TechnologyRevolving door$193,689.60
3/18/202020-EEC-004Timothy McMechanIllinois Department of TransportationProhibited political activity; failure to cooperate$750.00
4/15/201917-EEC-003Mark DoyleIllinois Department of Human ServicesRevolving door$154,056.10
12/20/201817-EEC-004Amparo Garza-LangIllinois Department of AgricultureIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation$500.00
7/17/201818-EEC-001David MosleyChicago Transit AuthorityIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation$2,500.00
8/16/201818-EEC-004Tiffany Lacy-ClarkIllinois Department of Human ServicesIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation$500.00
11/14/201818-EEC-006Latoya DavisChicago Transit Authority Intentional obstruction/interference with investigation$1,000.00
11/14/201818-EEC-011Robert HernandezIllinois Mathematics and Science AcademyGift ban$1,000.00
12/12/201819-EEC-002William MilanoIllinois Department of TransportationProhibited Political Activity$1,500.00
3/19/201919-EEC-003Robert HittmeierIllinois Department of Human Services; Illinois Department of CorrectionsRevolving door$500.00
10/30/201717-EEC-006Larry FairbanksIllinois State Board of EducationRevolving door$500.00
11/16/201717-EEC-007Scott HarperIllinois Department of Natural ResourcesRevolving door$500.00
11/16/201717-EEC-008Robert WestoverDepartment of Commerce and Economic OpportunityRevolving door$500.00
5/17/201818-EEC-005Darryl FlenoyIllinois Department of Human ServicesIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation$1,000.00
6/6/201818-EEC-009Joel BartolomucciIllinois Department of TransportationProhibited political activity$1,500.00
3/27/201716-EEC-006Shirley SlusserIllinois State PoliceProhibited political activity$1,000.00
5/25/201716-EEC-007James WinburnIllinois Department of Juvenile JusticeProhibited political activity; solicited contributions on State property$1,000.00
1/19/201717-EEC-001Dale SchweitzerIllinois Department of Employment SecurityIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation$1,000.00
1/24/201717-EEC-002Roger SpresserIllinois Department of Natural ResourcesIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation$1,000.00
10/19/201514-EEC-013Andrew MeyerIllinois Department of Human ServicesFailure to cooperate$1,000.00
9/16/201515-EEC-006Kendra ElbersonIllinois Department of CorrectionsProhibited political activity$2,000.00
5/19/201616-EEC-005Kim PerimanIllinois Department of TransportationGift ban$1,0000.00
7/24/201414-EEC-006John Rednour, Jr.; Amy BliefnickIllinois Department of AgricultureGift ban$5000.00; $1000.00
6/25/201514-EEC-011George GollinUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignProhibited political activity$5,000.00
2/11/201514-EEC-012Leo ConnorsIllinois Department of LaborIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation; failure to cooperate$100.00
4/23/201413-EEC-006Barry MaramIllinois Department of Healthcare and Family ServicesRevolving door$100,000.00
12/18/201313-EEC-021Sherri Caffey (Snead)Illinois Department of Veterans' AffairsProhibited political activity; intentional obstruction/interference with investigation$1,500.00
1/23/201414-EEC-003Robert BrownIllinois Department of TransportationProhibited political activity; intentional obstruction/interference with investigation$4,000.00
12/18/201314-EEC-004Clyde RedfieldIllinois Department of Employment SecurityIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation; failure to cooperate$2,500.00
7/25/201211-EEC-007Debra HopgoodEastern Illinois UniversityIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation; failure to cooperate$1,500.00
7/25/201211-EEC-011Carrie NelsenIllinois Department of TransportationGift ban$250.00
11/29/201211-EEC-012Danny ClaytonIllinois Department of TransportationIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation; failure to cooperate$4,000.00
1/23/201313-EEC-005Stephen ThurstonIllinois Executive Ethics CommissionProhibited political activity$2,500.00
4/10/201313-EEC-011Jerry CameronIllinois Department of TransportationGift ban$250.00
8/8/201111-EEC-004Kathy HartsIllinois Gaming BoardIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation$750.00
6/13/201211-EEC-009Lou Van Den DriesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFailure to complete ethics training$500.00
8/1/201111-EEC-010Jerome StermerOffice of the Illinois GovernorProhibited political activity$500.00
5/1/201211-EEC-013Chikuita RushIllinois Department of Juvenile JusticeFailure to cooperate$500.00
11/12/201009-EEC-012Stanley MooreIllinois Department of TransportationIntentional obstruction/interference with investigation; prohibited political activity$3,000.00
6/6/201110-EEC-002Shaun StoutamyerIllinois Department of Natural ResourcesProhibited political activity$500.00
8/18/201010-EEC-004Kathy Criss; Sally NorrisIllinois Department of Public HealthProhibited political activity$100.00
8/18/201010-EEC-008Nicholas HaddadIllinois Department of TransportationProhibited political activity$250.00
9/15/201010-EEC-010Sylvester HartiganIllinois Department of TransportationProhibited political activity$100.00
4/7/201110-EEC-012David ForemanOffice of the Illinois State Fire MarshalGift ban$250.00
11/12/201010-EEC-013Michael FrederickIllinois Department of Human ServicesFailure to cooperate; intentional obstruction/interference with investigation$500.00
12/28/201010-EEC-014Judith FrazerIllinois Department of Human ServicesProhibited political activity$100.00
11/12/201010-EEC-015Jesus MartinezIllinois Capital Development BoardProhibited political activity$500.00
12/15/201010-EEC-016Nada AlstonIllinois Department of Human ServicesProhibited political activity$250.00
2/18/201111-EEC-005Judith ErwinIllinois Board of Higher EducationProhibited political activity$3,000.00
6/15/201111-EEC-008Carolyn Brown-HodgeOffice of the Illinois GovernorProhibited political activity$1,000.00
2/24/201008-EEC-010Robert DanielIllinois Department of Human ServicesProhibited political activity$100.00
11/18/200908-EEC-014Anna Segura-Abernathy; Larry Trent; Jessica TrameIllinois State PoliceProhibited public service announcement$500.00; $500.00; $250.00
11/18/200909-EEC-001Sheila Nix; Abigail Ottenhoff; Rebecca RauschOffice of Illinois GovernorProhibited political activity$1000.00; $1500.00; $1000.00
5/19/201009-EEC-010Carl ThurmanIllinois Department of TransportationProhibited political activity$1,000.00
1/20/201009-EEC-011Mary ThomasIllinois Department of Children and Family ServicesProhibited political activity$100.00
5/19/201010-EEC-001Michael HolmesIllinois Department of Human ServicesProhibited political activity$250.00
6/16/201010-EEC-005Raymond RamseyIllinois Department of AgricultureProhibited political activity$1,500.00
8/14/200808-EEC-009Jill MorgenthalerOffice of Illinois GovernorProhibited political activity$500.00
3/27/200807-EEC-010John NovakIllinois Pollution Control BoardRevolving door$2,500.00
5/15/200808-EEC-003Khalil ShalabiIllinois Department of Human ServicesProhibited political activity$5,000.00
6/25/200808-EEC-008Marvin SpragueIllinois Department of Natural ResourcesGift ban$1,500.00