Report: College Of DuPage Board To Vote On Release Of Internal Probe Into Former Engineer's Alleged Theft
May 14, 2015 at 4:13 AM (PT)
The CHICAGO TRIBUNE reports that the COLLEGE OF DUPAGE board will vote THURSDAY to decide whether to release the records of its investigation into whether officials at the CHICAGO-area school knew that former Jazz WDCB/CHICAGO engineer JOHN VALENTA, charged with stealing over $100,000 from the school in FEBRUARY, had been convicted of the same crime before being caught at WDCB.
VALENTA allegedly submitted fake invoices from his side business BROADCAST TECHNOLOGIES, the same crime for which he was arrested in 2011 over fake billing at ELMHURST COLLEGE.
The COLLEGE OF DUPAGE hired CHICAGO law firm WILLIAMS MONTGOMERY AND JOHN to investigate whether officials knew that VALENTA had been charged with the crime, which was initially denied despite ELMHURST security director JEFF KEDROWSKI telling the TRIBUNE that he told a DUPAGE campus officer about the arrest.
VALENTA pleaded guilty in the ELMHURST case and had to pay $11,270 in restitution.