$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.

Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan holds a press conference as Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen (to his left) and Quest Consultants' Robert Scigalski stands to his left. All three are defendants in the suit brought by McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi and his employees who were arrested and prosecuted. Photo credit: First Electric Newspaper.

Based on the timeline, the following fifteen counts were filed:

Suit Counts

  1. Fourth Amendment Violation–False Arrest (Conspiracy), Bianchi and Synek’s first arrest
  2. Fourth Amendment Violation–False Arrest (Conspiracy), Second Arrest of Bianchi and Salgado’s arrest
  3. Fourth Amendment Violation–False Arrest (Conspiracy), McCleary’s Arrest
  4. Fourteenth Amendment–Due Process Violations (Conspiracy), First Prosecution of Bianchi and Synek
  5. Fourteenth Amendment–Due Process Violations (Conspiracy), Second Prosecution of Bianchi
  6. First Amendment–Retaliatory Prosecution (Conspiracy), First Prosecution of Bianchi and Synek
  7. First Amendment–Retaliatory Prosecution (Conspiracy), Second Prosecution of Bianchi, Salgado, and McCleary
  8. State Law Claim–Malicious Prosecution and Conspiracy, First Prosecution of Bianchi and Synek
  9. State Law Claim–Malicious Prosecution and Conspiracy, Second Prosecution of Bianchi and Salgado
  10. State Law Claim–Malicious Prosecution and Conspiracy, McCleary’s Prosecution
  11. State Law Claim, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Conspiracy (Louis Bianchi)
  12. State Law Claim, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Conspiracy (Joyce Synek)
  13. State Law Claim. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Conspiracy (Ronald Salgado)
  14. State Law Claim, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Conspiracy, (Michael McCleary)
  15. State Law Claim, Defamation and Conspiracy, (Louis Bianchi, Ronald Salgado, and Michael McCleary)

On each of these counts, $1 million has been requested the defendants,

  • Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan
  • Special Prosecutor Thomas McQueen
  • Daniel Jerger
  • Robert Scigalski
  • James Reilly
  • Patrick Hanretty
  • Richard Stilling
  • Quest Consultants International, Limited
  • Kelleher & Buckley, LLC
  • Unknown Conspirators

The plaintiff’s attorney is Terry Ekl.


Comments

$15 Million Sought from Special Prosecutors, Investigators by McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and Other Plaintiffs — 4 Comments

  1. I guessed too low, I thought they would go for 5 million.

    Well McHenry County get ready to pay 15 Million Dollars!

  2. The attack on Bianchi was a last gasp to maintain the power of the establishment, and they lost. Bianchi and the Salvis have totally won this battle. They are our future!

  3. Cal, why no coverage of the lawsuit filed by terminated Attorney against Lou Bianchi? Selective “reporting”, I presume?

  4. I have no knowledge of such a suit and your email bounced back as undeliverable.

    Care to share what you know and others don’?

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