Friday, December 24, 2010

Appoint 2 more Special Prosecutors?

Santa got a wish list from "Skip" Tonigan's law firm in the form of another $113,000 of billings as Special Prosecutor, bringing total billings up to $221,000. Read all about it at

The McHenry County Board has approved throwing $200,000 on the pile - so far.

FEN reveals that an existing agency, the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor (SAAP), could have been used, saving McHenry County taxpayers $200,000 (or more, as additional billings are sure to arise). Tonigan has yet to bill for September, October, November and December.

Maybe two more Special Prosecutors are needed:

1. Investigate why Judge Graham threw the bone to "Skip" Tonigan, instead of using the SAAP.

2. Investigate why the Illinois State Police investigator who interviewed MCSD employee Cooper didn't march him right over to his safe deposit box and get the flash drive that day. You may recall that the flash drive got "lost" during the period (30 days?) that the investigator gave Cooper to produce it.

If the County Board hadn't approved $200,000 for the Special Prosector, maybe they wouldn't be so stingy with the money that the State's Attorney has requested to hire an attorney to oversee the numerous serious criminal cases being prepared for trial.

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