Complaint filed against workers' comp. arbitrator

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The Associated Press

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 4:50 AM

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has filed a complaint against former workers' compensation arbitrator Jennifer Teague.

Documents obtained Wednesday by the Belleville News Democrat indicate Teague used her position to speed up her own workers' comp case, making improper statements and attempting to hide a high-profile workers' compensation case from the news media.

The high-profile case involved former Illinois State Police Trooper Matt Mitchell, who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and reckless driving for the 2007 crash that killed Jessica and Kelli Uhl. Authorities say Mitchell was driving 126 mph and texting when the crash occurred.

Mitchell's attorney, Kerry O'Sullivan also faces an ARDC complaint for allegedly engaging in conversations with Teague about Mitchell's case outside of the presence of O'Sullivan's opposing counsel.

Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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