Rutherford Accuses Rauner for Employee Complaint

A press release from State Treasurer Dan Rutherford:

CHICAGO–  Dan Rutherford, candidate for Governor in the Illinois Republican Primary, announced today that his Office of the Illinois Treasurer is launching  an independent investigation into allegations made against him by an employee.

Dan Rutherford

Dan Rutherford

At a press conference in Chicago today Rutherford said, “Let me make this very clear, there is absolutely no truth to the allegations.  No factual support or merit.”

The Office has retained Ron Braver and Associates.  Neil Olson, General Counsel of the Illinois Treasurer’s Office, says Braver has twenty-five years of law enforcement experience and is proven in tough investigations.

“Ron Braver will conduct a thorough investigation and will provide a swift and comprehensive report which will reflect all aspects of his findings.”

“Christine Svenson is an attorney making demands on behalf of the accuser and is directly linked to my opponent Bruce Rauner,” Rutherford said.

Svenson demanded payment of 300-thousand dollars for the employee to “walk away and keep it under wraps.”

It has been reported in the Springfield State Journal Register newspaper that Rauner has been quoted as saying he has “book on all the Republican candidates” and he’s going to “destroy every one of them.”

Rutherford emphatically stated, “No one, including Bruce Rauner, is going to destroy me.”


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