Transactional Immunity

When McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen said that former Assistant State’s Attorney Kristen Foley had been granted “transactional immunity,” I didn’t know what that meant.

I reached out to attorney Terry Ekl, the man prosecuting McQueen for indirect contempt of court before Judge Joseph McGraw, for an answer

Here it is:

“Transaction immunity prevents the prosecution of a person for the entire scope of a given transaction.

“A prosecutor must have the authority to grant transactional immunity and in the case of a special prosecutor the scope of the immunity would be limited to the scope of the authority given to the special prosecutor pursuant to his appointment order.

“In the case of Foley it would be very difficult for me to give an opinion as to the scope of the authority granted to her. “


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