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Alsip, IL. Prosecutor Caught Impersonating Officer Using Fake Badge –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 1, 2014


When I first heard the story of Attorney John A. Weimar, Village Prosecutor for Alsip, IL., threatening, harassing, and intimidating a mother who is 9 months pregnant and another person for handing out political flyers in Orland Park (here), I though it quite odd that a person in his job position would do something like this. John Weimar is the husband of the Orland Park Public Library (here) Director Mary Weimar.

A little investigative work revealed that he was the subject of numerous complaints while working in Oak Forest as administrative judge (here), and I thought that he might just be the type of person that would take extraordinary liberties with a badge if he ever got the chance to.

So I submitted a FOIA request to the Village of Alsip asking if they authorized their village prosecutors to carry a badge and the circumstances in which a badge could be used, and whether or not John Weimar was ever issued one. The answer was just as I had suspected it would be – that the Village of Alsip does not authorize its Village Prosecutor to carry a badge, it does not issue them a badge, and therefore there are no rules documenting in what circumstances said badge could be used. The Village’s response to the FOIA request can be seen below.

So what we have here is John Weimar, a dirt-bag attorney, running around impersonating an officer, with a badge that he was never authorized nor issued, and threatening citizens for using their first amendment rights. I say “impersonating an officer” because he gave the impression to the two people he was intimidating that he was a law enforcement officer of some type simply by his displaying of the badge.

Attorney John Weimar - Uses Fake Bagde

Attorney John Weimar – Uses Fake Badge

Attorney John Weimar using badge like a child

Attorney John Weimar with fake badge that says “Village Prosecutor” on top and “Alsip Illinois” on bottom.

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  • Mitch
    Posted at 23:04h, 01 August

    Pregnancy is irrelevant.

    • beelady
      Posted at 12:11h, 10 August

      you’re irrelevant

  • Alsip
    Posted at 10:31h, 02 August

    The wording of your FOIA to the Village allowed them to answer your request literally and limitedly. Weimar is not the Village Prosecutor, he is the Village of Alsip Hearing Officer. The person who is, by law, required to be impartial in judging ordinance violation cases is actually walking around with a badge identifying himself as the Village Prosecutor, the person actively prosecuting you on behalf of Alsip.

    Many hundreds if not thousands of persons that contested their tickets in Alsip were found guilty and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars by a biased hearing officer. Many of those people took off work without pay to attend a court hearing that they had no chance of winning, literally a kangaroo court.

    As a licensed attorney Weimar knows it is the crime of False Personation to identify himself as a Village Prosecutor when he is not the Village Prosecutor.

    You may want to submit another FOIA request, this time specifying “Hearing Officer” instead of “Village Prosecutor”.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 11:37h, 02 August

      Thanks for the info!
      As for the Kangaroo Court, it appeared that way when I attend one in Orland Park. They tried to make the “offenders” think they were getting a good deal by just paying the city instead of going to circuit court and having it put on their “record”. She did dismiss the first one though because video proved the city wrong.
      I have sent a new FOIA to the Village of Alsip – and yes, he was using the badge of the “Village Prosecutor”.
      Thanks again…

  • John Pinchot
    Posted at 18:34h, 02 August

    Maybe if he’s using fake badges to scare people …he can also impersonate George Ryan and Blago. Official Convict …has he got a badge for that one….or will an orange jump suit do it?