CHICAGO - This week, the Quinn Administration revealed to the Associated Press a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's Springfield office dated May 13, 2014. The federal probe focuses on the governor's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative that has been criticized by the state's Auditor General.
The AP says the subpoena requests all emails dating back to January 2010 for several Quinn insiders:
Barbara Shaw, the retired director of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, which took on Quinn's $55 million anti-violence program in 2010; Toni Irving, a former deputy chief of staff for Quinn; and Malcolm Weems, the ex-head of the Department of Central Management Services. The other two were Barbara King and Reshma Desai, but it was not immediately clear what jobs they held.
In addition to the federal probe, the state Legislative Audit Commission has subpoened appearances of seven involved in the taxpayer-funded program, while Cook County State Attorney's office is looking into the matter, as well.