Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Agencies cited for poor grant monitoring - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register

Agencies cited for poor grant monitoring - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register:

All Guv Quinn and AG Madigan can do is worry about the nasties at Catholic Charities while this pair loots Illinois.
"Last week, Margaret A. Davis, 59, and Tonja Cook, 43, both of Chicago, were charged in federal court with diverting $500,000 in state grant money for their personal use. Davis was charged with mail fraud and money laundering, while Cook was charged with mail fraud. Both have pleaded innocent.

According to federal prosecutors, from 2005 to 2009, the two secured more than $1 million in grant money from several state agencies. About $460,000 came in a single allocation from DCEO under the “Young People Make a Difference Project.” It was to be used to set up programs in six Chicago high schools to bring minority students to the nursing profession.

They also obtained 10 grants from Public Health worth nearly $518,000. The money was for a variety of programs, including breast cancer awareness, HIV/AIDS education and prostate cancer awareness."

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