Moline council votes for forensic audit amidst theft, misconduct alegations

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) — The Moline City Council approved a forensic audit at a special meeting Friday morning, September 30, 2016.

The council met to vote on an outside investigation into allegations of theft and misconduct by a Moline city employee.

Since they could have contact with potential witnesses in the case, some on the council were concerned about a “conflict of interest” with the two aldermen picked as “contacts for the elected officials.”

“I want to make sure with Alerdeman Zelnio and Alderman Wendt that they have had no contact as of yet with any of the “whistle blowers” and or potential witnesses.

Two Moline residents also made statements. One of them said he wants transparency from the city council.

Third Ward Alderman Mike Wendt says the council is taking all the proper steps regarding the allegations, but declined any further comment. The Moline City Council also approved to pay for the forensic audit.









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