Pete, as publisher of FirstElectricNewspaper.com, is trying to pry loose, via FOIA, the 100-page "investigative report" of MCSD EEO officer Donald Leist into the "extraordinary police work" (my words) of Undersheriff Andy Zinke, when he revealed to Brian Goode, President of RITA Corporation in Crystal Lake, that illegal drugs were headed to RITA Corporation from Texas.
Judge Meyer isn't letting much grass grow under his feet on this case. He must have tossed the "Continued for 30 Days" rubber stamp into the trash can. Take a look at the frequency of court dates... Judge Meyer is getting everybody back in court every week, instead of every month.
All those "Status-Attorney" court dates are the haranguing that's going on trying to resolve the question of who will represent Nygren and Leist. Nygren and Leist don't want the McHenry County States' Attorney to represent them, because Lou Bianchi is backing Zinke's opponent in the Republican Primary, Bill Prim.
Leist apparently thinks (wrongfully, in my opinion, if he does so think) that Bianchi wouldn't represent them fairly. I believe Bianchi would represent Nygren and Leist fairly and also that Nygren and Leist wouldn't like Bianchi's fair and correct legal advice. They don't want the Illinois State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Office to represent them, either.
Of course, I'm biased. I think that MCSD should release the full 100-page report and let the public see the quality of the "investigation" and Leist's findings.
Look how Judge Meyer is shortening the leash. This case was before him on Thursday, and they'll be back on Tuesday! Less than a week. Maybe Tuesday at 9:30AM will be the day to be there and watch...
CASE No. 13MR000309 Filed June 18, 2013
|07/10/2013||201||MOTION||MEYER, THOMAS A||ALLOWED|
|07/19/2013||201||STATUS - CHECK||MEYER, THOMAS A||DISCHARGED - PARTY|
|08/20/2013||201||PETITION||MEYER, THOMAS A||DENIED|
|08/20/2013||201||HEARING||MEYER, THOMAS A||SET - DATE FOR HEARING|
|08/27/2013||201||HEARING||MEYER, THOMAS A||ENTERED - AGREED ORDER|
|09/05/2013||201||STATUS - ATTORNEY||MEYER, THOMAS A||CONTINUED - STATUS|
|09/12/2013||201||STATUS - ATTORNEY||MEYER, THOMAS A||CONTINUED - STATUS|
|09/20/2013||201||STATUS - ATTORNEY||MEYER, THOMAS A||CONTINUED - COURTS MOTION|
|09/26/2013||201||STATUS - ATTORNEY||MEYER, THOMAS A||CONTINUED - STATUS|
NEXT COURT DATE:
|10/01/2013||9:30AM||McHenry County Government Center||201||STATUS - ATTORNEY||MEYER, THOMAS A|