Readers of this blog will know that we have been reporting about the investigation of McHenry County State's Attorney, Louis Bianchi. The saga began with the arrest of an office worker for the theft of documents from Bianchi's office. The worker was eventually prosecuted and pled guilty to the theft charges but stated that she stole the documents to prove that Bianchi was running his campaign with county resources. An investigation into the allegations was launched and today a grand jury has indicted Bianchi on conspiracy and official misconduct charges. Bianchi's Executive Administrative Assistant was also indicted for four counts of perjury and for destroying electronic documents on her computer. The indicted reportedly alleges that between 2005 and 2010, Bianchi used his office to do campaign work. He apparently used office equipment to print and mail out letters for his re-election campaign. He is also charged with trying to get one of his assistants to not produce documents that had been requested in a grand jury subpoena.
We will keep our readers updated on the developments of this case.
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