John Y. Butler

John Butler, 58, of Bloomington was charged as of Sept. 25, 2017, with 44 counts involving embezzlement of $1.1 million of U.S. Cellular Coliseum funds as head of Central Illinois Arena Management, including 22 involving theft of government funds, and multiple counts of money laundering, wire fraud, filing false sales tax returns and conspiracy to commit tax evasion. He posted $30,035 to be released. His co-defendants are Bart Rogers, Jay C. Laesch, Paul E. Grazar and Kelly W. Klein.

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