LaSalle Co. (ECWd) -
An amended complaint has been filed in the Class Action Racketeering case against 22 defendants tied to the now-indicted former LaSalle County State's Attorney Brian Towne. You can view numerous articles we have written on Towne and his self-dealings at this link.
Towne is at the center of this case due to his illegal operation of a Felony SAFE unit the Illinois Supreme Court determined was operating in violation of law. Shortly after the court's ruling, a Grand Jury criminally indicted Towne on 17 felony counts. Details on those indictments can be found in our articles, here and here.
The new complaint has dropped seven defendants in the case. Those dropped from the new complaint are as follows.
- Spring Valley Police Department
- LaSalle Police Department
- Ottawa Police Department
- Derek Benning
- Peru Police Department
- Jeff Burke
- Illinois State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor
The amended complaint is an eleven-count complaint that includes the following:
- RICO SECTION 1962(C)
- RICO SECTION 1962(A)
- RICO SECTION 1962(B)
- RICO SECTION 1962 (D)
- CIVIL RIGHTS COMMON ALLEGATIONS
- 1983 UNREASONABLE SEIZURE OF PROPERTY
- 1983 UNREASONABLE SEARCH OF THE PERSON AND THEIR VEHICLES
- CIVIL CONSPIRACY
- FALSE IMPRISONMENT
You can download the complaint at this link or view below.