Illinois Mayor Indicted On Fraud Charges

BRIDGEPORT, IL (KMOX) – The mayor of a small southeastern Illinois town has been indicted on fraud charges.

Mayor Max Schauf, 56, of Bridgeport was arraigned today in federal district court on four federal charges: three counts of mail fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.

The indictment by U.S. attorney Stephen Wiggington alleges that Mayor Schauf took part in a scheme to defraud his city by submitting false invoices, contracts, and bill and then taking a portion of the money collected.

Another man, Paul Kramer, 62, of Vincennes, Indiana was also charged in the case for allegedly lying to investigators.

If convicted, Schauf faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge and a $250,000 fine.

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