Anatomy of the Special Prosecutor’s Lou Bianchi Case for January, 2011

This is the third installment of McHenry County Blog’s look at what Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan’s investigating firm Quest International billed for in its criminal investigation of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and his staff.

Previously, we looked at September, October, November and December, 2010, bills. Today we cover January, 2011.

Photo of Robert Scigalski from First Electric Newspaper

Robert Seigalski, Lee Flose, Patrick Hanretty, Gerald Theis, James P. Reilly and Dan Jerger bill the Special Prosecutors $135 per hour, except for some travel, which Scigalski notes he bills at $70 an hour. The others do not bill $70 for travel time.

1-1-11 7 hours – Scigalski: With PH interview Mr. Wayne/ w McQueen interviews Chief Lindsay

1-1-11 1 hour – Scigalski: Travel to and from Crystal Lake, IL. 44 miles ($70 x2)

1-3-11 0.5 hours – Jerger: Reviewed and responded to email from Tom McQueen

1-4-11 1 hour – Reilly: Review of tapes of calls from McHenry County Jail; review Morzos calls; review voluminous calls from Jeremy Reid to mother, grandmother and friends.

1-5-11 3 hours – Scigalski: Review & to CLPD w/ Chief & Obtain Documents (4)

1-5-11 1 hour – Scigalski: Travel to and from Crystal Lake, IL 44 miles ($70 x1)

1-5-11 5.25 hours – Reilly: Review of tapes of calls from McHenry County Jail; summary of Morzos and Reed tapes reviewed to date

1-5-11 075 hours – Jerger: Teleconferenced with Tom McQueen. Prepared and began additional searches.

1-6-11 3 hours – Scigalski: Begin QuestCheck background for relatives of Lou Bianchi/conference calls with and emails from attorney McQueen/conference call with Special Investigator Reilly regarding his review of prison tapes for Morzos and Reid

1-6-11 4 hours – Reilly: Review of tapes of calls from McHenry County Jail

1-6-11 3 hours – Reilly: Performed requested search and reviewed. Updated Tom McQueen telephonically and via email.

1-7-11 1.75 hours – Jerger: Continued search review and updated Tom McQueen verbally.

1-9-11 3.5 hours – Review of tapes of calls from McHenry County Jail and email summary of info

1-11-11 6.75 hours – Scigalski: Discuss the Morzos case with Theis & prepare email leads/ conference call with deputy chief Lowery/conference call with ASA contact/message left for ASA DT [Demetrios Tsilimigras]/conduct data search re Michael Morzos/ meet with Attorney McQueen & review re GJ [Grand Jury]

1-11-11 5.25 hours – Reilly: Review of tapes of calls from McHenry County Jail

1-12-11 0.5 hour – Scigalski: Calls to CL Chief & Commander Birchette

1-12-11 5 hours – Reilly: Review of tapes of calls from McHenry County Jail

1-13-11 0.25 hour – Scigalski: Calls re Lowrence Matter

1-13-11 1 hour – Theis: Review and efforts to arrange an interview with Pamela Morzos, [address redacted] Frohling Rd., Huntley, IL, telephone [number redacted]

1-13-11 4.25 hours – Reilly: Review of tapes of calls from McHenry County Jail

1-14-11 3.5 hours – Reilly: To McHenry Courthouse of GJ appearance regarding phone calls from McH Cty Jail

1-15-11 2.5 hours – Reilly: Review of tapes of calls from McHenry Cty Jail

1-16-11 3.25 hours – Reilly: Review of tapes of calls from McHenry Cty Jail

1-19-11 1.75 hours – Scigalski: Review Kiawanna interviews and tapes

1-20-11 1.25 hours – Flosi: McHenry Co. Matter: To Aurora & attempt to interview Kiawana Guyton at 1312 2nd Avenue. Complex office closed. Mileage 46.

1-20-11 3 hours – Theis: To Pamela Morzos interview, McHenry County Department of Health, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock IL and return 110 miles. Preparation of interview report.

1-21-11 4 hours – Scigalski: With Agent Lee] Flosi, to Aurora to attempt to locate & interview Kiawana Guyton.

1-21-11 2 hours – Flosi: McHenry Co. Matter: To Aurora with R. Seigalski, & attempt to serve Kiawanna Guyton at 1312 2nd Avenue; Confer with Complex office personnel & directed to Apt #109 A for Kiwana Guyton. Kiawana not home. Mileage 46.

1-23-11 2.25 hours – Jerger: Drafted and edited report of interview.

1-24-11 4.5 hours – Scigalski: Begin prep of photos for discover/ attempt to locate Kiwana Guyton at Aurora

1-25-11 3.5 hours – Scigalski: Work on Photo discovery & Bianchi Dictation tape/ with McQueen review Morzos &meet with Hiscock & Atty in Schaumburg

1-25-11 2.25 hours – Jerger: Met with Bob Scigalski regarding evidence tapes and recordings.

1-26-11 2 hours – Scigalski: Calls – Kiawana, Kirk, Theis, /report to McQueen

1-26-11 0.75 hours – Theis: Review and telephone conversations with Darryl Morzos, arranging for an interview appointment.

1-27-11 3.75 hours – Scigalski: Meeting at Tonigan’s Office / Prep for, travel and interview Kirk Chranoswski at Palatine, Illinois.

1-28-11 2.25 hours – Theis: To Darryl Morzas interview [street number redacted] Savammah Lane, Crystal Lake, Il and return 75 miles.

1-28-11 4 hours – Jerger: Prepared MP3 recordings on CDs from microcassette recording collected 7/23/10 for discovery

1-29-11 1.5 hours – Flosi: McHenry Co Matter: To Aurora & attempt to interview Kiawana Guyton at 1312 2nd Avenue Apt #109 A, Kiawana not home. Mileage 46.

The total billed for January, 2011, and, I believe, December, 2010, was $26,586.51. That includes the hours billed above, plus mileage at 51 cents a mile, something called “QuestChecks,” plus printing and copying.


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