Another Country Club Hills official accused of fraud

June 7, 2012

Associated Press

An official of the Chicago suburb of Country Club Hills is accused of fraud in the use of a $1.25 million Illinois job-training grant.

Ronald Evans Jr., the suburb's former inspector general, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on mail fraud and money laundering charges. He is accused with his wife, then Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans, of using grant money to pay the mortgage of a 1920s movie palace they owned.

It wasn't immediately known if Ronald Evans has obtained legal representation. Regina Evans, who was indicted in April, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Authorities say Regina Evans won the grant in 2009 with the help of state lawmakers for her nonprofit, We Are Our Brothers Keeper.
The state wants the money returned.