Trials & Litigation

Defendant State's Attorney Scores 2nd Directed Verdict, May Sue His Accusers


For the second time in four months, a sitting Illinois prosecutor facing felony charges over his alleged misuse of his office for political purposes has won a directed verdict in a bench trial.

McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi will now consider possible litigation against his accusers, his lawyer, Terry Ekl, tells the Chicago Sun-Times.

In directing a verdict of acquittal today, Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw said Bianchi had done nothing criminal.

McGraw also directed a verdict for Bianchi in another criminal case in March, as an earlier ABAJournal.com post details: Swift, Stunning Win for Prosecutor on Trial in Political Corruption Case: Judge Axes All Charges.

Contending that McGraw is biased in Bianchi’s favor, the government had unsuccessfully sought to have another judge try the second case.

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