Illinois Ethics Commissioner Broke Ethics Law
State law prohibits commissioners from contributing to political campaigns or even attending a political event related to a specific office. Thurston spoke at the breakfast in support of aldermanic hopeful David Moore. He told investigators he didn't think he violated the law. But he did not contest the findings of an investigation by Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza.
Thurston left the commission in October 2011. He could have faced a fine of $5,000 but the commission noted his cooperation.
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