Although this Official Misconduct indictment of McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Investigator Michael McCleary does not say it is a Class 3 felony, the language sounds pretty similar to that used in State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s and Chief investigator Ron Salgado’s.
Maybe you can read more into than I, but it sounds like McCleary has been indicted for using his office car for personal business.
I don’t know if this is relevant or not, but McHenry County Blog published the names of the Sheriff’s Department employees allowed to take county cars home. Most were patrol deputies, but there were others.
Here’s the list of other county employees with county vehicles they can take home.
Would anyone but I expect McCleary’s attorney to seek evidence that other county employees used their tax paid vehicles for personal use?
How about if one of more were found to have used a county vehicle for political purposes?
That would never happen outside the State’s Attorney’s Office, would it?