By: Diane Benjamin
Proving once again the law is a weapon in the hands of those in power who choose to use it:
Jason Chambers referred the Town of Normal’s case against Scott Preston for expense reports he turned in, and Normal paid – to the Appellate Prosecutors Office.
Normal failed to enforce policies of turning in receipts, but that wasn’t a problem until the Town wanted it to be a problem. That investigation spanned FOUR years: https://blnnews.com/2016/11/18/normal-scott-preston-truth/
In that case the Town of Normal failed in their responsibility to protect taxpayer money and Scott Preston failed taxpayers too with careless use of funds. The point is there was an investigation, only because the Town of Normal demanded it.
The evidence against Tari Renner is very clear. It is illegal to charge personal items to a government credit card. Any stories he is creating now to justify the charges are immaterial.
Jason Chambers isn’t referring the case to anybody. He is telling people to file a police report.
Here’s the lesson:
– Government picks and chooses who to prosecute
– Equal justice under the law doesn’t exist