Here’s an update on what’s going on with former McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s wrongful termination suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren, Undersheriff Andy Zinke, Commander John Miller, Lt. Ken Nielsen, Sgt. Steven Schmitt and McHenry County.
It was filed jointly on May 29, 2014, by Milliman attorney Thomas Crooks and Nygren attorney James Sotos’ associate Amy Engerman.
Among the 10,000 pages of documents exchanged are those related to
- bribery schemes
- fraudulent transactions
- retaliation against other employees
- general corruption at the Sheriff’s Department
As of the end of May, neither Nygren nor Zinke had been deposed. Miller, Nielsen and Schmitt had given depositions. Six other depositions have been taken out of a planned twenty.
Nygren’s defense team plan to depose six to ten people.
At the time this document was filed, Milliman was still waiting on documents subpoenaed regarding “his assertions of undercover work and cooperation” with the following Federal agencies:
- the FBI
- the U.S. Attorney
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement