Probe of Ex-Legislator's Scholarships in Illinois

August 9, 2011

A federal grand jury is investigating scholarships awarded by a former legislator in Illinois, The Chicago Tribune reported. Under the legislative scholarship program, then-Representative Robert Molaro could award scholarships to anyone in his district. The inquiry relates to issues exposed by the Tribune a year ago, namely that family members of a supporter of Molaro received scholarships with questions about their residency. They signed documents indicating they lived in his district, but public records suggested otherwise.

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