Former Madison County Treasurer Guilty of Structuring Property Tax Sales to Reward Campaign Contributors


    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The former treasurer of Madison County, Illinois pled guilty in U.S. District Court on February 5, 2013, to violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Fred Bathon, 58, was convicted of structuring Madison County property tax sales in a way that increased prices and rewarded campaign contributors.

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