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Southern Illinois authorities encourage reports of public corruption to new tip line

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Tuesday, April 11, 2017  |  Article  |   From staff reports

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Know of someone with their hand in the public till? Officials abusing their power for personal gain?

If it's in Southern Illinois, pick up the phone.

Authorities are hoping callers will alert them to crimes by officials through the new Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force Tip Line: 618-589-7353. The FBI, IRS and Illinois State Police are standing by.

“Concerned citizens are the government’s biggest asset when it comes to exposing people who are abusing the public’s trust and misusing taxpayer money to line their own pockets," U.S Attorney Donald S. Boyce said in a statement. "This initiative is designed to solicit the public’s help in identifying and targeting public corruption.”