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McLean County Board Chair Matt Sorensen Resigns Seat


Facing federal wire fraud charges, McLean County board chairman Matt Sorensen has submitted his resignation. Sorenson resigned in a letter to vice-chair John McIntyre just prior to a board executive committee meeting. In the letter, Sorensen only refers to the charges against him as "current issues." He says he doesn't want the current issues to result in a waste of public resources, and says they require him to refocus his energy and attention.

Members of the executive committee are meeting to discuss Sorensen's resignation. Sorensen is accused of colluding with a member of the firm McKinsey and Company to falsely billl State Farm Insurance for work not performed. Sorensen allegedly took more than $370,000 of the proceeds in kickbacks from Navdeep Arora. The five count indictment of Sorensen also refers to another person called Co-schemer A.

Sorensen's resignation letter.

Willis is a Bloomington, IL, native. During his senior year at Bloomington High School, he finished third in the "Radio Speaking" division of the state speech contest, the only year he competed.
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