An internal report is raising questions about Secretary of State Jesse White’s hiring practices.
Crain’s Chicago Business reports the former Number Two person in White’s Securities Division has used nine different names on various government documents, lied about her educational background, and may have claimed reimbursements for providing home health care services at times when she was supposedly on the clock at her state office.
Marlene Liss left her $75,000 a year job after White’s inspector general filed the report. The document states that Liss is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Springfield as part of a probe of Medicaid fraud.
A White spokesman says White and Liss have had a, quote, “non-romantic social relationship” for more than 15 years.