Former City Worker Indicted on Theft, Official Misconduct, and Forgery Charges

The Cook County State’s Attorneys Office announced a four-count indictment today against a former employee of the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. During the course of an unrelated investigation in July 2008, the Inspector General’s Office discovered a copy of a $20,000 check, made out to the defendant, Ming Liu. Because the check’s signature was inconsistent with others issued by the tourism fund, OIG investigated further. The evidence was forwarded to the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office.