EX-TREASURER EMPLOYEE CAUGHT STEALING STATE FUNDS
Debra Kirby, 53, of Taylorville, a former employee of the Illinois State Treasurer's Office, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Springfield, on felony charges of wire fraud and money laundering. State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias' office recently discovered evidence of wrongdoing and launched an internal investigation.
In October 2005, Kirby allegedly, illegally transferred $750,000 in state money, to a personal bank account. According to federal authorities, Kirby allegedly spent more than $250,000 of the stolen money for personal gain. "Illegal behavior will not be tolerated in this office." said Giannoulias. If convicted, Kirby faces up to 30 years in prison.
MULBERRY GROVE SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN SPECIAL SESSION
The Mulberry Grove Board of Education will have a special Board Study Session on Tuesday, April 8th, at 8:00 PM, in the District Media Center. The agenda will include a presentation of Tentative District Goals and Superintendent Goals for 2008-2009 and a closed session to discuss personnel and negotiations.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
The Comets will play Mater Dei at Home
The Mulberry Grove Aces will play host to Patoka
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
The Lady Comets will host Centralia
None to Report
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