Fired Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman was in Magistrate P. Michael Mahoney’s Rockford courtroom Wednesday in his wrongful termination suit.
Milliman was fired for not telling the truth in a deposition for former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s case of wrongful termination.
Milliman explained that he testified in a deposition in Seipler’s wrongful termination suit on November 23, 2010, about
- Excessive force used by McHenry County Deputy Sheriffs
- Retaliation suffered by Milliman and other deputy sheriffs for reporting unlawful conduct of other deputy sheriffs
- Allegations that Nygren was directly involved in ticket fixing in McHenry County
- Nygren’s acceptance of bribes intended to influence his actions as Sheriff
- Nygren’s involvement in a scheme to fraudulently procure SBA loans for individuals and share in the proceeds of the loans knowing that the loans were going to default
- Milliman’s cooperation with the FBI investigation into corruption in McHenry County
- Evidence of racial profiling by McHenry County Deputy Sheriffs
- General corruption within the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office
Today both Sheriff Keith Nygren’s, Andy Zinke’s, et al’s, attorney Amy P. Engerman with the James Sotos law firm and Thomas Crooks, Milliman’s attorney, agreed to delay the date by which depositions would have to be completed.
The Sheriff’s Department is having trouble fulfilling the request for documents that have been request.
A hearing will be held to assess progress just one week before the March 18th primary election.
No depositions have been taken yet.