The list of those being called to testify on the governor’s anti-violence program has been reduced by two.
The Legislative Audit Commission’s subpoena panel agreed Monday to issue subpoenas to seven officials involved with the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. The top Democrat on the commission, State Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley), chose not to sign the subpoenas for former Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity officials Warren Ribley and Andrew Ross.
Mautino says that’s based on the advice of the auditor general. “What they were directed to study did not involve those areas,” Mautino said. “So they have no ability to answer any questions or to verify anything that is stated.”
Mautino says Ross and Ribley were named on “two of the 55,000” documents collected for the NRI audit. He did sign subpoenas for five others, including former NRI director Barbara Shaw, to appear before the commission on July 16 and 17 in Chicago.