Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint charging that an attorney had provided false information and phony tax returns to a private school in order to obtain tuition assistance that the child would not otherwise have been entitled to receive. The allegations contend that the conduct took place over several school years. The charges further allege failure to cooperate with the disciplinary process:
On March 20, 2009, April 2, 2009, and April 15, 2009, the Administrator attempted to serve Respondent via certified mail with a subpoena duces tecum commanding him to appear at the Chicago office of the Commission to produce materials and to offer testimony responsive to the allegations raised by the complaining witnesses in investigation no. 06 CI 00225. Each of the certified letters was returned unclaimed.
After having made four unsuccessful attempts to serve Respondent personally with the subpoena duces tecum, described in Paragraph Twenty-Four above, Humberto Bobadilla, Senior Investigator for the Commission, telephoned Respondent on April 6, 2009 at Respondent’s home telephone number. Respondent answered, and the investigator told Respondent that he was attempting to serve him with a subpoena duces tecum to appear at the Commission’s offices for a sworn statement. Respondent advised the investigator that the Commission "should just proceed with what you have to do; I am not going to accept service or participate."
On July 1, 2009, Respondent was personally served with a subpoena duces tecum commanding him to appear on July 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chicago office of the Commission to produce materials and to offer testimony responsive to the allegations raised by the complaining witnesses in investigation no. 06 CI 00225.