Jack Franks Held in Indirect Contempt of Court & Fined $100 a Day for Refusing to Answer Questions in Illinois Integrity Fund Suit by County Clerk Joe Tirio

Joe Tirio
Jack Franks

The court order to be signed by Judge Kevin Busch is being circulated among the attorneys involved, but this much is known:

Judge Busch held Jack Franks in indirect civil contempt for failing to provide disclosure to Joe Tirio’s attorney Phillip Prossnitz’ interrogatories and requests to produce. 

Franks has been sanctioned $100 a day, commencing today, until he supplies the answers.

And the McHenry County Board meets tonight at 7 PM.

167 days until the election.

$16,700 to keep Franks’ role in defaming Joe Tirio until the November election.

Not much money for a millionaire.

He gets a county subsidy of more than that for health insurance each year.

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Here are the questions that Franks refused to answer:

FIRST SET OF NOTICE TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS TO JACK FRANKS

Now comes the Petitioner, JOSEPH J. TIRIO, by and through his attorneys, Philip A. Prossnitz and Kevin P. Justen, and pursuant to Rule 214 of the Rules of the Illinois Supreme Court notifies the Respondent in Discovery, JACK D. FRANKS that he is to produce within 28 days at the Law Office of Kevin P. Justen, 413 N. Front Street McHenry, IL 60050, the following documents and things for purposes of examination, inspection, and copying and reproduction:

1- Any and all correspondence, texts, records, checks, invoices, receipts, money orders, notes, photos, artwork, recordings, documents, emails, and/or papers of any type, including electronic versions without limitation, regarding Respondent in Discovery, Breaker Press Co., Inc.

2- Any and all correspondence, texts, records, checks, invoices, receipts, money orders, notes, photos, artwork, recordings, documents, emails, and/or papers of any type, including electronic versions without limitation, regarding the Illinois Integrity Fund.

3- Any and all correspondence, texts, records, checks, invoices, receipts, money orders, notes, photos, artwork, recordings, documents, emails, and/or papers of any type, including electronic versions without limitation, regarding the MICHAEL NOONAN.

4- Any and all correspondence, texts, records, checks, invoices, receipts, money orders, notes, photos, artwork, recordings, documents, emails, and/or papers of any type, including electronic versions without limitation, regarding SEAN TENNER.

5- Any and all correspondence, texts, records, checks, invoices, receipts, money orders, notes, photos, artwork, recordings, documents, emails, and/or papers of any type, including electronic versions without limitation, regarding ROOSEVELT GROUP, INC.

6- Any and all correspondence, texts, records, checks, invoices, receipts, money orders, notes, photos, artwork, recordings, documents, emails, and/or papers of any type, including electronic versions without limitation, regarding KNI, INC.

7- Any and all correspondence, records, checks, invoices, receipts, money orders, notes, photos, artwork, recordings, documents, emails, and/or papers of any type, without limitation, associated in any way, either directly or indirectly, with any individual(s), organization(s), political campaign(s), entity or entities and /or corporation(s) regarding the creation, drafting, design, printing, payment for and/or publication and/or distribution of Exhibits 1, 2 and 3 attached to the lawsuit filed in this cause, 19 LA 4, and/or a website in existence in 2018 that displayed all or part of 7-pages attached hereto (the Anti-Tirio website) both of which are collectively referred to as the Anti-Tirio material.

8- Any and all emails sent to anyone and received from anyone from January 1, 2017 to present date in regard to or referring to Joe Tirio.

9- Any and all texts sent to anyone and received from anyone from January 1, 2017 to present date in regard to or referring to Joe Tirio.

10- An affidavit stating whether the production is complete in accordance with the request.


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Jack Franks Held in Indirect Contempt of Court & Fined $100 a Day for Refusing to Answer Questions in Illinois Integrity Fund Suit by County Clerk Joe Tirio — 13 Comments

  1. But wouldn’t that $16,700 fine eat into any defense fund he may be in need of down in Springfield? Just askin’ for a friend

  2. Did the judge clear that amt w/ The Jackal first.

    Or did Philly Prossnitz’s eyes go wide —- already spending the pittance on his beloved dogs?

  3. How can the $ start adding up if the judge won’t sign, giving Jacko-lantern even more time?

  4. Oh no, not one hundred dollars per day!

    Franks charges likely five hundred dollars per HOUR for his alleged shyster skills!

    Franks is laughing his large buttocks off on this worthless piece of “Justice”!

  5. $100 a day times 365 days a year equals $36,500. That is a pittance to Franks.

  6. Jack “Do you believe in transparency or not” Franks

    Jack’s brand of populism and transparency begins and ends with what’s good for Jack’s political career.

  7. I believe this is the so-called “friendly contempt” order.

    It keeps Jacko out of the slammer while an appeal is pending.

    The president of Breaker Press tried to get a similar deal when the matter was before Judge Costello, and was rebuffed.

    That’s why he spilled the beans.

    There’s usually some kind of time limit involved; IDK if Jacko will be able to stretch things out past the election.

  8. Contempt of Court is a very, very serious matter and is not to be taken lightly. At times, Judges have sent those guilty of contempt to jail. A famous case was of a NY Times reporter named Judith Miller involved in the Valerie Plame matter in Washington DC. Following is from WIKI on Miller going to jail:

    “On October 1, 2004, federal Judge Thomas F. Hogan found Miller in contempt of court for refusing to appear before a federal grand jury, which was investigating who had leaked to reporters the fact that Valerie Plame was a CIA operative. Miller did not write an article about the subject at the time of the leak, but others did, notably Robert Novak, spurring the investigation. Judge Hogan sentenced her to 18 months in jail, but stayed the sentence while her appeal proceeded. On February 15, 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously upheld Judge Hogan’s ruling. On June 17, 2005, the US Supreme Court declined to hear the case. On July 6, 2005, Judge Hogan ordered Miller to serve her sentence at “a suitable jail within the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia”. She was taken to Alexandria City Jail on July 7, 2005.”

  9. I find this case interesting and don’t really have a “side” to take, as everyone in this county seems a bit corrupt.

    However, I did want to voice my opinion on Joe Tirio’s website…”I won’t hire my wife.”

    While I do like the refusal to endorse the blatant nepotism present here in McHenry County, I’d appreciate a less sexist url, Mr. Tirio.

    Also, is that really a common practice here in McHenry County?

    Hiring one’s wife?

    I’d love to learn more on that issue!

    Thanks!

    P.S. I would hire my husband if he was the best applicant for a position

  10. Would any of US get a “friendly contempt” for ignoring the court?

    Or is that something special held in reserve for very special people like Jack Franks..?

  11. “Judge” Costello should be investigated.

    I heard he had a strange problem back in 2001.

    A problem with an irate person named “Shawnell”.

    What made Shawntell so mad? Is it in a Woodstock police report?

    Did it involve something ‘naughty?’

    Don’t be surprised if Franks knew all about it.

  12. Dad Franks will pay.

    “No one besmirches my Golden Boy”, he’ll whine.

    Why should any Franks obey the law?

    That’s for the ‘little people.”

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