Illinois lawmakers call on Auditor General Frank Mautino to resign

CHICAGO -- The man in charge of watching how the state of Illinois spends its money is facing questions about his own finances.

A group of state lawmakers says the Auditor General Frank Mautino should resign.

The General Assembly appointed Mautino to a 10-year term as auditor general in October.

The issues stem from Mautino's days as a state representative.

Lawmakers say a series of questionable transactions from Mautino’s campaign account were discovered, including $200,000 spent on gas and vehicle repairs at one vendor and $94,000 in repayments to a bank on a $26,000 loan.

The lawmakers say Mautino should appear before the House and Senate to explain the expenditures.