Will Co. (ECWd) -
The former Lincoln-Way District 210 Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie has recieved yet another continuance to his criminal prosecution. We outlined the charges in the indictment in this article. in September of 2017.
In October of 2018, Wyllie filed a motion for leave to file under seal and it was granted. A week after that filing the following Minute Entry in the record is found:
- By agreement, time is excluded from 10/11/2018 through and including 12/17/2018, in the interest of justice, pursuant to l8 U.S.C. § 3l61(h)(7)(A), (B)(iv). (Entered: 10/12/2018)
That same entry regarding the exclusion of time appears in February of 2019, August of 2019, and once again in November of 2019
The courts have cited 18 U.S.C. § 3161 (h)(7)(A), (B)(iv)
(h) The following periods of delay shall be excluded in computing the time within which an information or an indictment must be filed, or in computing the time within which the trial of any such offense must commence:
(7)(A)- Any period of delay resulting from a continuance granted by any judge on his own motion or at the request of the defendant or his counsel or at the request of the attorney for the Government, if the judge granted such continuance on the basis of his findings that the ends of justice served by taking such action outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. No such period of delay resulting from a continuance granted by the court in accordance with this paragraph shall be excludable under this subsection unless the court sets forth, in the record of the case, either orally or in writing, its reasons for finding that the ends of justice served by the granting of such continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.
(B) The factors, among others, which a judge shall consider in determining whether to grant a continuance under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph in any case are as follows:
(iv)Whether the failure to grant such a continuance in a case which, taken as a whole, is not so unusual or so complex as to fall within clause (ii), would deny the defendant reasonable time to obtain counsel, would unreasonably deny the defendant or the Government continuity of counsel, or would deny counsel for the defendant or the attorney for the Government the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.
The next status hearing for his case is in 3/17/2020 at 9:45 a.m. Most recent Docket Entry found at this link or viewed below.
Residents of the District and others in the state are beginning to wonder if the taxpayers will ever see justice in this case.