A Christian County lawyer is suspended for 60 days following a false residence claim. Dennis Roy Atteberry was suspended for 60 days following a false residence claim in Shelby county. Mr. Atteberry had filed a residence claim in order to apply for a judicial position. The problem is that Dennis Atteberry didn’t reside in Shelby County and was ineligible to run for office. Mr. Atteberry lived and resided in Taylorville.
According to the complaint on December 6, 2017 Mr. Atteberry agreed and signed a lease to pay a homeowner in Shelby County $50 per month as rent to use their residence for documentation and campaigning. Mr. Atteberry had no intention of moving in and using the place as his place for residency. Mr. Atteberry than submitted a change of voting card and a change of address to the Illinois Secretary of State giving the new address as his permanent address. On December 21st, Mr. Atteberry filed a sworn statement of candidacy. He filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections declaring his candidacy for the March primary election for the Republican Party nomination for the office of Resident Court Judge of Shelby County. Mr. Atteberry took an oath before a notary public. Mr. Atteberry would withdraw his nomination on January 18th 2018 after complaints were lodged concerning his statement of candidacy.The decision for suspension came down May 21st of this year.
Mr. Atteberry will be suspended from June 11th until August 10th.