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October 21, 2014, 5:20 am
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Embattled Jesse White Friend Also Linked To Springfield City Hall

Secretary of State Jesse White's longtime friend and former employee of… who is now under scrutiny for several questionable practices… was appointed by Mayor Mike Houston to the city’s homeless advisory commission in 2011. 


An inspector general’s report says Marlene Liss may have billed the state for providing home health-care services at the same time she was supposedly on the clock for a high-paying job in White’s office. 


A spokesman for Houston says Liss was appointed to a one-year term on the commission but never attended a meeting and was not reappointed.  However, her name still appears as a commission member on the city’s website. Spokesman Nathan Mihelich did not say how Houston came to know or nominate Liss.

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