Illinois Appellate Court Deems Agpawa Ineligible to Hold Office

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Illinois Appellate Court Deems Agpawa Ineligible to Hold Office (Cook County, IL) – Recently re-elected mayor of Markham, IL, Roger Agpawa, was deemed ineligible to hold Illinois municipal office today in First District Appellate Court today.

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Illinois Appellate Court Opinion, in part.

Earlier this year, the City of Markham’s Electoral Board voted to allow Agpawa on the ballot due to a “Restoration of Rights” provided by former Governor Bruce Rauner. Agpawa had pled guilty to mail fraud in 1999.

Agpawa’s mail fraud conviction is a federal felony, which cannot be reversed, pardoned, or otherwise overlooked under a state Restoration of Rights letter.

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Agpawa’s challenger in the recent April 6 Consolidated Elections, Jennifer Coles, won just over 18% of the votes, according to unofficial election results. Where this leaves the mayoral seat is in question.

Illinois Appellate Court Deems Agpawa Ineligible to Hold Office

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