Lawyer: Ex.-Springfield Mayor Misspent Money

More than $340,000 taken from dead cousin's estate without authorization, investigation shows

Saturday, Mar 19, 2011  |  Updated 12:00 PM CDT
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The former mayor of Springfield, who committed suicide last year, wrote himself nearly $80,000 in checks from the estate of a dead cousin, according to a report filed in Sangamon County court.

Tim Davlin was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home on Dec. 14.

The report about his alleged spending was filed Friday by Kevin McDermott, a lawyer who replaced him as the estate administrator for cousin Margaret Ettelbrick,

the State Journal-Register reported

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McDermott said another $203,750  went to the Mid-West Truckers Association.  Davlin sat on the board of the organization, Illinois Secretary of State records show.

In total, more than $340,000 was taken from Ettelbrick's estate without authorization, said McDermott.

Davlin died the morning he was to show up at a hearing to give a financial accounting for Ettelbrick's estate.

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