Sheriff’s Spreadsheet of Tickets Issued Doesn’t Match Tickets in File

Zane Siepler campaigning for the GOP Sheriff's nomination on primary election day.

Zane Seipler’s attorney Black Horwitz was in the Rockford Federal Courthouse yesterday afternoon pursuing evidence in his case of wrongful termination.

Representing Sheriff Keith Nygren was James Sotos.

Horwitz talked of a spreadsheet of tickets issued by officers.

Sotos pointed out that it had been provided in August 2009.

The problem Horwitz had is that the number of tickets on file do not match the number indicated on the summary.

“There’s just hundreds of tickets missing,” Horwitz stated.

“There’s over 200 missing for one office you have seen.”

He was identified as Officer Perketon (but that may be spelled wrong).

If I understood correctly, the spreadsheet showed the office had issued “let’s say 700 for 2008,” but only 500 tickets were found in the file.

“Over 200 (were missing) for just that one gentleman,” Horwitz pointed out.

“Quite frankly, things just don’t jive…All this just doesn’t match up.

“Yesterday we figured this out. We’re waiting for Mr. Sotos to figure it out.”

Sotos replied that we’re “talking about an Excell spreadsheet (in which) there may well be wide discrepancies.

“This isn’t an audit of the Sheriff’s Office.

“They’ve got all the tickets.

“We keep giving him everything he asks for.

“Right before discover closes he comes in and says we (need more time.”

Sotos contended that the spreadsheet “has nothing to do with this court case” and pointed out that “discovery has been extended six times.”

“If they want to rest on ‘there are no further documents,’ that’s fine,” was the Horwitz rejoinder.

“It’s just falsified data.”

“Are you done with discovery,” Federal Magistrate Michael Mahoney asked.

“It depends on whether they are withholding documents,” Seipler’s lawyer said.

Mahoney mentioned that Horwitz could “bring in a 56 motion for default judgment.

“If you’re ready, you can file your next motion for a default judgment.”

With a “Have a great Thanksgiving,” the session was adjourned.

Afterward, Horwitz told me,

“I believe his client is falsifying records and we’ll bring that to the judge’s attention shortly.”


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Sheriff’s Spreadsheet of Tickets Issued Doesn’t Match Tickets in File — 8 Comments

  1. It is my hope that Zane spends $50,000 on this case and hits a dry hole. This imagined profiling is nothing but a bunch of concocted BS. In the end the MCSO will be shown to be 100% vindicated.

  2. There is no officer Perketon. What Cal should have heard was “Bruketta”.

    Notawannabe,

    First, I’ll see you back at work soon.
    Second, I’m not paying anyone a dime. Hope all you want, your wasting your breath.

    I’m winning folks, I will be the one that is 100% vindicated. The others…..well I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.

  3. There is no officer Perketon. What Cal should have heard was “Bruketta”.

    Notawannabe,

    First, I’ll see you back at work soon.
    Second, I’m not paying anyone a dime. Hope all you want, your wasting your breath.

    I’m winning folks, I will be the one that is 100% vindicated. The others…..well I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.

  4. zane, philpott, and bachmann are all pathetic clowns that provide the county with non stop laughs and punchlines. Thank you.

  5. Wannabee, first of all Zane isn’t spending a dime. Second, the judge has already seen dozens of booking photos of non-white arrestees who are marked as white. I think the judge has a good idea of what is going on at the SO. And from what I hear the walrus has a lot more to worry about than a federal lawsuit.

  6. Wannabe, its a lot worse than you know. you should attend court and actually find out just how bad it is and how much worse it will be for the few incompetent that have ruined , shamed, and quite frankly used the dept. for personal financial gain. Im sorry your so misinformed. But I dont feel bad for those who are so easily impressed with BS.

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