Gordon Praises New Government Fraud Hotline

By WEEK Producer

Gordon Praises New Government Fraud Hotline

January 12, 2012 Updated Jan 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill.-- State Representative Jehan Gordon is touting a new hotline that makes it possible for Illinois residents to report government fraud. 

Gordon says before now, a hotline to report wasteful state government spending did not exist. Now, House Bill 93 has created one to encourage citizens to speak up.

"While we continue to clean-up state government, it is important to recognize changes that have been made to help end corruption and misuse for public dollars," said Gordon.  "This new hotline will allow citizens to report instances of fraud, waste, and abuse in the executive branch offices and state agencies."

Both the hotline and an online form are operated by the Office of the Auditor General, who is charged with referring the allegations to the proper law enforcement agency or government entity.

Those wishing to submit an allegation may do so by calling the Auditor General's toll free hotline at (855) 217-1895 or (TTY) at (888) 261-2887.  You may also use the online form at http://www.auditor.illinois.gov/Hotline/Hotline.asp or mail in a complaint to the Auditor General's Office, 740 E. Ash St., Springfield, Illinois 62703.

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