Estranged wife of ousted Madigan aide Kevin Quinn claims Quinn is ghost employee of the Speaker
The wife of former Michael Madigan political lieutenant Kevin Quinn, who was ousted from his job in February 2018 over sexual harassment charges, says that Quinn is still on Madigan’s payroll.
“My name is Sarah Mckay, I’m married to Kevin Quinn,” she wrote in a July 7 Twitter post. “I have stayed silent long enough, I have two children that I love more than anything in the world, they are currently uninsured, while he has insurance, he made $14,000 in January, he’s being ghost pay rolled by Madigan goons.”
Madigan spokesman Steve Brown told Chicago City Wire that what McKay wrote about Quinn still being paid by the Madigan “simply isn’t true.”
“His salary ended when he was terminated,” Brown said.
But David Krupa, who challenged Kevin Quinn’s older brother Marty for alderman in the 13th Ward in February and lost, wrote in a follow-up Twitter post to McKay’s that “Quinn has been pretending not to make any money so he can skip out on child support payments while his children and their mother suffer. I have not shared this for political reasons, but I have shared this because it is wrong and people should be there to support them.”
“Quinn is no longer getting paid by Madigan’s political organization,” Krupa said in a phone interview, elaborating on his Twitter comments. “But I have several very reliable sources that tell me that other people being paid by Madigan are helping him with legal bills and all kinds of other expenses.”
Quinn could not be reached for comment.
A former campaign worker for the Madigan, Quinn was fired in February 2018 over allegations he sent inappropriate text messages to a colleague.
In late June, the FBI raided Quinn’s house in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. Krupa said that he believes that the raid was over a lawsuit filed against Madigan by Jason Gonzales, who challenged Madigan in the 2016 Democratic primary. Krupa has also filed a lawsuit against Madigan.
“People know about the FBI investigation of what happened to me and my candidacy,” Krupa said for an earlier story on the FBI raid. "Everyone thought this was in relation to that. Kevin Quinn, while he might have been a player behind the scene on what happened with me, he was a major player with Jason Gonzales who ran against Madigan in the Democratic primary in 2016.”