ISSUE: During a recent hearing in front of the Illinois Department of Employment Services (IDES), my former Employer committed four provable acts of perjury in an attempt to have my unemployment benefits taken away.
My employer knowingly lied about four separate matters and my employer's attorney encouraged and allowed my employer to lie at the hearing.
At the start of the hearing, the presiding Judge administered an oath to tell the truth and my employer disregarded this oath with the intent to provide materially false testimony to the Judge with the intention of having my unemployment benefits taken away from me.
QUESTION: Even though I realize that on the totem pole I am low and that few people are actually prosecuted for perjury, I want to complain about this perjury (and subornation of perjury as committed by my employer's attorney) but I don't see how to do that.
* IDES told me that "law enforcement" is in charge of handling perjury cases, but the IDES representatives on the phone didn't know what "law enforcement" that would be
* 311 told me that it's not the police, but "some government" agency that would pursue perjury charges against my employer
* the Attorney General's office only has complaint forms that are geared towards consumer issues, where someone ripped off a customer. There's nothing for a situation like mine on the website and after talking to people in five departments at the AG's office, no one had any idea who to talk to about this.
I'm at a real loss here, because what was the point of the oath the Judge administered if my employer knowingly lied four separate times and there's seemingly no mechanism to bring this to the attention of anyone. If this is true, then why provide the oath and why would anyone ever tell the truth at a hearing because there's no consequence for lying?
Does anyone know what agency I should complain to and how to do that?
A link to a URL for a complaint form would be great...or absent that, it would be great to see a letter that someone has written in a situation like mine bringing perjury to the attention of the appropriate people?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?