Madison County Administration Building

The Madison County Administration Building in Edwardsville, in a photo from Google Street View.

EDWARDSVILLE — Officers armed with search warrants raided several offices inside the Madison County administration building Wednesday, including that of County Administrator Doug Hulme.

Treasurer Chris Slusser said he saw police tape covering the entrance to Hulme’s office Wednesday afternoon as Slusser was walking to another meeting, but did not know any other details.

Auditor Rick Faccin said he saw one officer covering what looked to be a computer out of the building, but did not know which offices were targeted.

Madison County Sheriff’s Lt. David Vucich told the Belleville News-Democrat that eight search warrants were executed at the administration building.

“The Sheriff’s Department received a criminal complaint from an undisclosed source regarding violations of state and/or federal law, and an investigation was started,” Vucich told the newspaper, declining to comment further.

County Chairman Kurt Prenzler told the newspaper he did not know the nature of the investigation. And County Clerk Debbie Ming-Mendoza told the newspaper that the county’s public relations manager’s office also was raided.

Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas Gibbons’ office referred all questions to Vucich, who did not immediately respond to calls for comment.

Vucich typically investigates cyber crimes for the department.

Christine Byers • 314-340-8087

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