This past week, attorney Robert Hanlon, on behalf of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser, filed another brief in the case that started out as one to make certain that records were not destroyed.
Besides Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, former Road Commissioner Bob Miller and his wife and former employee Anna May Miller are named in the suit.
The suit continues to complain that Gasser has not been able to obtain records of tools and equipment purchased by the prior administration.
The accusation is made that Lukasik had willfully withheld” the documents making it impossible for Gasser to conduct an inventory of Road District assets.
Also complained about was the deletion of electronic records without a destruction order, including all of Bob Miller’s emails under the accounts [email protected] and [email protected]
Noted is Bob Miller hired Crystal Laker Keith Seda “to forensically electronically wipe the respective computers in the office…to eliminate the records of misconduct in the Road District.”
At Bob Miller’s instruction Seda is said to have removed two backup hard drives and given them to the outgoing Road Commissioner.
Noted is that there are no records of communications between Miller and Local 150 of the Operating Engineers.
The packet of documents received by mail at the end of May, 2017, about two weeks after Gasser took office is mentioned.
Reference to parts of mailing, such as the Disneyland ticket, plane tickets to New Orleans for non-employee family members (Rebecca Lee and another with the last name of Lee believe to be the granddaughter of Bob and Anna May Miller) and women’s clothing, were purchased with a Road District credit card are enumerated.
Specific items identified by credit card bill could not be found by Gasser when he took office.
Gift cards from Jewel and a bill from a Wisconsin Hooters Restaurant are included with the assertion that there was “no public use associated with the purchases.”
An Apple IPad Air-2 also could not be found.
Miscellaneous income paid employees is cited in the suit as “a scheme and artifice…to receive additional compensation beyond salaries as well as ‘bonuses.'”
An injunction is requested to prevent Lukasik and the two Millers from destroying Road District records.