More of Federal Judge Frederick Kapala’s decision that Scott Milliman was not wrongfully discharged by Sheriff Keith Nygren:
Milliman’s 2014 Deposition in this Case
In his deposition in this case, taken in September 2014, Milliman said that he was not maintaining his allegation that Nygren solicited him to murder Judge Floeter.
However, Milliman said he was maintaining his allegation that Nygren called him and asked him to hang David Bachmann and to make it look like an accident.
Milliman explained that he immediately reported the solicitation to the FBI and they gave him a “wired key fob,” which he took with him when he next met with Nygren.
When asked what happened when he met with Nygren, Milliman said, “Keith was just awfully nervous.
“I think he was probably tipped off about it or something or maybe he just was – had second guessing [sic] what he was telling me on the phone.
“Maybe he had a bad day when he called me, I don’t know.”
When asked if at that meeting Nygren asked him to hang David Bachmann and to make it look like an accident, Milliman said no.
Milliman also noted that the bank originally utilized for the SBA loan scheme, the Elgin State Bank, eventually entered into a consent order with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which was apparently a result of insolvency.
Similarly, the Home State Bank entered into an agreement with the Comptroller of the Currency because of “unsafe and unsound banking practices relating to credit administration and in underwriting and credit risk rating.”
Milliman testified that one can infer that fraudulent SBA loan activity was occurring at Home State Bank with Rivera and Nygren by the agreement between Home State Bank and the Comptroller.
In reference to a subpoena duces tecum that he had issued to Elgin State Bank and Home State Bank for loan documents of Rivera’s and Nygren’s relatives, associates, and business partners, Milliman remarked, “it’s going to show loan fraud. Did you see the documents yet? Just wait.”
Milliman testified further that in 2007 he met a man named Piedad Gonzales from Zacatecas, Mexico who drove a truck for Rivera and who said that Rivera helped bring him into the country.
Gonzales did not tell Milliman that he gave Rivera $1,100, nor is there any suggestion that Gonzales was present in this country illegally.
Milliman also spoke to the manager of Stone Lake Apartment Complex who informed Milliman that the complex was heavily populated with individuals from Zacatecas, Mexico.
As proof of the ticket-fixing scheme, Milliman has offered the existence of a number of individuals charged with various offenses whose charges were ultimately dropped or reduced and who also contributed to Nygren’s election campaign, often with significant time gaps between payment and the dropping of charges.
When asked how he knew those on the list had their cases nolle prossed in exchange for their campaign contributions to Nygren, Milliman responded, “I inferred it,” and admitted that he did not speak personally with any individual on the list, nor did he speak with any prosecutor regarding the decisions behind the dismissed tickets.
Milliman also testified that an officer exchange program with Zacatecas, Mexico, was a “scam,” apparently designed to benefit individuals living in McHenry County from Zacatecas, Mexico; individuals living in Zacatecas, Mexico; and Rivera and Nygren.
Milliman testified that he was present when a fire truck, a public works vehicle, and a squad car were given to Zacatecas government officials at Rivera’s home in June 2007 in exchange for an envelope of an undisclosed amount of Mexican currency.