Edmund Michalowski http://wuis.org en Lawsuit: Rutherford 'Coerced And Intimidated' Employee Into Political Work http://wuis.org/post/lawsuit-rutherford-coerced-and-intimidated-employee-political-work <p>A former state employee on Thursday filed more allegations of political and sexual harassment against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford. He's also expanding the list of defendants to include Mitt Romney's presidential campaign organization.</p><p>Edmund Michalowski quit the treasurer's office and sued Rutherford shortly before this year's Republican primary, driving his boss to last place in the race for governor.</p><p>His initial lawsuit was dismissed last week, but he was allowed to file another version.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:53:14 +0000 Brian Mackey 27114 at http://wuis.org Lawsuit: Rutherford 'Coerced And Intimidated' Employee Into Political Work Rutherford: Dismiss Sexual Harassment Lawsuit http://wuis.org/post/rutherford-dismiss-sexual-harassment-lawsuit <p>Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by an ex-employee alleging sexual harassment and forced political work on state time. &nbsp;</p><p>The motion in U.S. District Court in Chicago seeks to end the lawsuit by Edmund Michalowski.<br />Michalowski worked for the former Republican candidate for governor for three years before leaving in January and filing the lawsuit. &nbsp;</p><p>The document contends Michalowski's claims that he was disciplined for not doing campaign work on state time are not plausible. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:37:45 +0000 Associated Press 23088 at http://wuis.org Rutherford: Dismiss Sexual Harassment Lawsuit AP: Rutherford Spent $27k To Probe Lawsuit Charges http://wuis.org/post/ap-rutherford-spent-27k-probe-lawsuit-charges <p>Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford spent nearly $27,000 in taxpayer money on an investigation into allegations of political coercion and<br />sexual harassment against him.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;The Republican candidate for governor revealed the cost of the report under the<br />Freedom of Information Act. But his lawyers have refused to disclose results of the investigation into the former employee's charges.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;Edmund Michalowski claimed in a federal lawsuit Feb. 10 that Rutherford Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:25:04 +0000 Associated Press 19477 at http://wuis.org AP: Rutherford Spent $27k To Probe Lawsuit Charges