Terry Ekl Continues His Questioning of Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen

Cross examination of McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen started after a lunch break on December 20, 2013, at his trial for indirect contempt of court.  (Sorry for the long delay in getting this written and up.  Find Part 1 … Continue reading

Terry Ekl Attacks Tom McQueen’s Testimony about Withholding Evidence in Bianchi Trials

The afternoon of the second day of the indirect contempt of court trial of McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas “Tom” McQueen consisted mainly of Lou Bianchi defense attorney and prosecutor of the McQueen case Terry Ekl’s questioning McQueen about his … Continue reading

Special Prosecutor Tom McQueen – Honest Mistakes or Willfull Withholding of Evidence?

The two-day trial of McHenry County Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen wrapped up yesterday. Wednesday was dedicated to the presentation of evidence by volunteer prosecuting attorney Terry Ekl that McQueen had deliberately withheld exculpatory evidence in the criminal trials of McHenry … Continue reading

Prosecution of Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen Withstands Directed Verdict Motion for Dismissal

Arising out of the two criminal prosecutions of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi for official misconduct, among other charges, was a motion by Bianchi to hold Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen in indirect criminal contempt of court. Prosecuted by Bianchi … Continue reading

Lou Bianchi’s Attorney Replies to Request that Contempt of Court Judge Recuse Himself

Terry Ekl, the attorney for McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, has filed the following in reply to a motion by Robert Scigalski and Patrick Hannretty Quest Consultants International for Judge Joseph McGraw. … Continue reading

Quest Asks Judge Joseph McGraw to Recuse Himself from Lou Bianchi Contempt Effort

The following is the court filing by Robert Scigalski and Patrick Hanretty of Quest Consultants International asking that Judge Joseph McGraw recuse himself in McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s attempt to have the two and Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen … Continue reading

Bianchi’s Amended Chicago Federal Court Filing

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, EASTERN DIVISION LOUIS A. BIANCHI, JOYCE A. SYNEK, RONALD J. SALGADO, and MICHAEL J. McCLEARY Plaintiffs, v. No.: 12-cv-00364 THOMAS K. MCQUEEN, DANIEL JERGER, ROBERT SCIGALSKI, JAMES REILLY, … Continue reading

Bianchi on the Attack in Rockford

This morning in Rockford’s Winnebago County Courthouse, lawyers showed up for both Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen and the Quest investigators. They were there to fend off contempt of court charges bought by McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. Judge Joseph … Continue reading

$15 Million Sought from Special Prosecutors, Investigators by McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and Other Plaintiffs

The full report on McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, including a complete timeline, can be found here. Based on the timeline, the following fifteen counts were filed: Suit Counts Fourth Amendment Violation–False Arrest (Conspiracy), Bianchi and Synek’s first arrest … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, et al, Sue Special Prosecutors Tonigan & McQueen, plus Quest Consultants, et al, Plus “Unknown Conspirators”

The suit that had been virtually promised by McHenry County State Lou Bianchi during the two trials brought by Special Prosecutors Henry Tonigan and Thomas McQueen has been filed in Federal Court. It outlines fifteen counts, which I’ll wade through … Continue reading