Skip to comments.(Democrat Governor) Quinn Could Be Added to Suit By CSU Whistleblower
Posted on 03/28/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by PBRCat
Gov. Pat Quinn could be added as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a whistleblower who claims he was fired in retaliation for calling attention to alleged financial misconduct by Chicago State President Wayne Watson. Glenn Meeks, who was vice president of administration and finance at the school, claims in the suit that he introduced himself to Quinn at a luncheon on March 25, 2013, and urged the governor to reappoint members of the universitys Board of Trustees who intended to replace Watson. Quinn did not reappoint the board members. And the next day, Watson fired Meeks. Meeks attorney, Dave Heilmann, said Tuesday, hours after the suit was filed against Watson and CSU, that he will obtain information from Quinns office to determine whether the governor should be added to the suit. We do find it certainly suspect that on March 25th he was asking the governor to reappoint these people in a public forum, and less than 24 hours later, he was dismissed, Heilmann said. A spokeswoman for Quinn said Tuesday night that she had not seen the lawsuit and could not immediately comment. Asked for comment on the lawsuit, Tom Wogan, the universitys spokesman, said in an email: The University vigorously denies the baseless allegations made in Mr. Meeks civil suit. Mr. Meeks is clearly a disgruntled former employee and he was given a list of the multiple valid reasons for his dismissal when he was removed from his position. We are very confident the University will be vindicated by the judicial process. We will allow that process to play out and will not allow it to distract from our mission to serve our students.
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