Assistant McHenry County State’s Attorney Don Leist, who has been defending McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren against a suit to have a Special Prosecutor named to investigate Nygren’s alleged use of tax dollars to promote his campaign, has been replaced.
Private attorney Bill Caldwell will take over from Leist in the suit brought by Zane Seipler, former and future deputy sheriff (if last week’s 2nd Appellate Court decision reinstating him stands).
Seipler also mounted an unsuccessful primary election campaign against Nygren in 2010.
A document McHenry County Blog has obtained shows that Leist represented Seipler in Estate of Maxson, et al, vs. McHenry County Sheriff, et al. Seipler, Theresa Harper, John Koziel, Tim Matteson, Jillian Tutt, Tom Monday, Steven Schmitt and Anton Cundiff are also mentioned as defendants in the document.
Recently announced candidate for McHenry County Sheriff Andy Zinke, running with Nygren’s support, is identified as a sergeant.