Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bianchi's Judge to Instruct May 3 for Illinois Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor

Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw, who last month ruled in favor of McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi in a swift directed verdict and is also presiding at Bianchi's upcoming trial, is scheduled to instruct at a training seminar for the Illinois Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor (ILSAAP) May 2 - 6 in Naperville

The upcoming training seminar features McGraw on a three-person panel discussion next Tuesday for pre-trial motions with LaSalle County State's Attorney Brian Towne and St. Clair County Chief of Criminal Division Steve Sallerson, according to a course schedule found on the Agency's website.  David O'Connor of Orland Park is shown as the course's coordinator.

In 2010, ILSAAP paid McGraw $625 per day in instructor's fees for two seminars. Since 2005, McGraw has received $18,404 in payments from ILSAAP for instructing at training seminars for assistant state's attorneys.  

The most recent payment to McGraw was $3,125 for services from Oct. 25 - 29, 2010, including a three-person panel discussion on pre-trial motions with O'Connor on Oct. 25th -- three days after McGraw's first hearing involving Bianchi.

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