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Feds charge former acting director of Cook Co. jobs program

Friday, July 13, 2012
Chicago Tribune
by Annie Sweeney

A former high-ranking manager of a Cook County job-training program has been hit with federal charges for instructing employees to doctor files in order to maintain federal funding.

Brendolyn Hart-Glover, 42, of Chicago, was arrested today and is scheduled to appear in federal court this afternoon, prosecutors said.

Hart-Glover served as both a field operations manager and acting director of the Cook County President’s Office of Employment Training, which was renamed “Cook County Works” last year. The office received federal grants for summer youth jobs through a state office, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

In 2009 the state notified Hart-Glover of problems with hundreds of files, including some 70 that were missing. This put $1.4 million in reimbursements in jeopardy, leading Hart-Glover to tell employees to “reproduce” or “recreate” the files, the charges alleged.

In 2010, Hart-Glover allegedly sent the state two boxes containing 56 of the allegedly doctored files and documents.


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