(305 ILCS 5/8A-5)
(from Ch. 23, par. 8A-5)
(a) Any person who shall misappropriate,
misuse or unlawfully withhold or convert to his own use or to the use of
another, any public funds made available for public aid purposes under this
Code is guilty of a violation of this Article and shall be punished as provided
in Section 8A-6.
(b) Any official or employee of the Illinois Department, county department
or local governmental unit who willfully fails to report a known violation
of Sections 8A-2, 8A-3, 8A-4 or 8A-5 to the designated administrative personnel
as identified in the policy and procedures of the Illinois Department for
employees of the Illinois Department or county department, or to the State's
Attorney for employees of a local governmental unit, shall be subject to
disciplinary proceedings pursuant to regulations of the Illinois Department
or local governmental unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-440.)