20 Aug 2014
82° Partly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by philthink

Federal Judge Dismisses Bianchi's Civil Suit

The lawsuit was filed against special prosecutors hired to investigate McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi.

Federal Judge Dismisses Bianchi's Civil Suit Federal Judge Dismisses Bianchi's Civil Suit Federal Judge Dismisses Bianchi's Civil Suit

A federal judge has dismissed a civil rights lawsuit filed by McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi against special prosecutors hired to investigate him, according to the Daily Herald. 

Bianchi has been indicted and acquitted twice on corruption charges for accusations that he and his secretary used his office and company resources for campaign work. The most recent acquittal came in August 2011. 

U.S. Judge Robert Dow dismissed the lawsuit last week and in his ruling stated  Thomas McQueen and Henry Tonigan had immunity as special prosecutors on the case, according to the Northwest Herald. The lawsuit alleged the prosecutors were " motivated by politics and money," according to the NW Herald. 

Bianchi has four weeks to re-file the lawsuit, according to the Daily Herald. 

Share This Article