Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler is denying accusations of wrongdoing leveled at him by a county board member. Kelly Tracy is calling for an investigation into what she calls political collusion. The Marine, Illinois Democrat says the Republican Treasurer has used his office to financially benefit his political ally, Don Weber.
Tracy references a February 2013 private tax sale on property belonging to Weber at which no interest was paid.
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Prenzler tells The Big Z this is a common practice in which “single parcel buyers” pay delinquent property tax sales and then leave.
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Tracy also accuses Prenzler of using a class-action suit involving illegal tax sales under the Fred Bathon administration to assure several attorneys, including Weber, get paid more than $1-million. You can hear the full conversations with both Tracy and Prenzler below.