Statements of Deputy Scott Milliman, until recently an on-duty Deputy Sheriff of the McHenry County Sheriff's Department, who is referred to in a hearing in U.S. Federal Court in Rockford on December 15, are the basis for the motion. The Motion includes the following:
"The transcript also reveals that Sheriff Nygren was observed to have committed and/or participated in the following:
"Engaged in 'Solicitation of Murder,' in violation of 720 ILCS 5/8-1;
"Facilitated and promoted the trafficking of illegal aliens from Mexico to McHenry County, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/8-2 and the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii));
"Covered up racial profiling in the McHenry County Sheriff's Department where at least one member in 2008 falsified the race of Hispanics drivers on at least 140 occasions, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/8-2.1; and
"Participated prior to 2007 in a pay-off scheme with a member of the McHenry County State's Attorney office, whereby pending criminal prosecutions were dropped as nolle prosequi in exchange for money, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/33-1 and 720 ILCS 5/33-2."
"There is one other item of information that is in the public domain regarding Sheriff Nygren's alleged criminal participation in a conspiracy to murder: Deputy Milliman testified that one victim of attempted murder was a political adversary of Sheriff Nygren."
The next court date in this case is January 6, 2011, at 10:00AM in Room 201 of the McHenry County Government Center. The Case Number is 10MR000011.