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, http://www.sj-r.com
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