Illinois taxpayers are paying for three new attorneys to help Treasurer Dan Rutherford clear his name. Rutherford has been accused of sexually assaulting a former male employee. He’s denied the allegations and even paid 27-grand to have an internal investigation conducted but he won’t release the findings.
Rutherford says his first attorney has urged him to keep the details under wraps because of a pending federal lawsuit. The three new lawyers have been appointed as special attorneys general and are being paid up to 200-dollars-an-hour for their services.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.