Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement regarding the investigation of the former president of a Peoria area construction firm who pled guilty to fraud in a scheme to obtain millions in taxpayer-funded state contracts. The fraud was discovered and reported by employees of the state's Capital Development Board, which oversees all non-road, state-funded construction projects. Governor Quinn has made restoring integrity to Illinois government a top priority.
"The employees of the state's Capital Development Board who uncovered this fraud scheme and reported it to the proper authorities are to be commended for their vigilance. Because of their careful oversight of state contracts involving millions of dollars, a clear message is being sent that corruption will not be tolerated in Illinois," Governor Quinn said. "I urge all state employees to follow their example so we can make sure that all state funds are properly spent, and Illinois taxpayers can realize the benefits of state-funded projects."