Lawyer: Ex-Springfield, Illinois mayor misspent money -

Lawyer: Ex-Springfield, Illinois mayor misspent money

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A report filed in Sangamon County court says the former mayor of Springfield, who committed suicide last year, wrote himself nearly $80,000 in checks from the estate of a dead cousin.

Tim Davlin was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home on Dec. 14.

A Springfield newspaper reports that the report about his alleged spending was filed Friday by Kevin McDermott, a lawyer who replaced him as the estate administrator for cousin Margaret Ettelbrick.

McDermott says a $203,750 cashier's check was written to an association that Davlin sat on the board of.

He says more than $340,000 was taken from Ettelbrick's estate without authorization.

Davlin died the morning he was to show up at a hearing to give a financial accounting for Ettelbrick's estate.


Information from: The State Journal-Register,

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