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Crime & Courts

Deputy auditors negotiating

Talks are underway between prosecutors and two La Salle County deputy auditors charged with taking undeserved overtime pay.

Tori Artman and Pamela Wright are charged with taking $1,358 and $1,672 respectively in pay for overtime work they did not do. La Salle County Auditor Jody Wilkinson is charged with facilitating the alleged scheme. 

At a court hearing Friday for Artman and Wright, Prosecutor George Mueller said “meaningful negotiations” are in progress with both women. Artman and Wright had separate trial dates within the next two weeks, but those dates were canceled Friday. Instead, they were scheduled for hearings Friday, Feb. 1, with no new trial dates.

Wilkinson’s next hearing is Thursday, Feb. 7, with trial Monday, Feb. 25.

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