DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) –
ONLY YOU Can Prevent Forest Liars: Cross-Examination of the All-Star Witnesses in the DuPage County Forest Preserve IT Case
PART TWELVE OF COUNTYLEAKS SERIES ON DUPAGE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE…
Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight, Part Nine, Part Ten, Part Eleven
Four years after the JRM’s “investigation”, three years after arrests, and nearly three years after 317 indictments were collectively passed down, the criminal bench trial of the former DuPage County Forest Preserve IT staff Mark McDonald and David Tepper, and the former contracted Forest Preserve vendor Arif Mahmood is scheduled to begin Sept. 14th at the Henry J. Hyde Judicial Office Facility in Wheaton before Judge Liam Brennan.
The majority of felony charges listed against McDonald and Tepper include “accepting a kickback,” “unlawful participation,” “official misconduct — performing a forbidden act,” and “theft by deception with intent to deprive.” Charges against Mahmood consist mostly of “accepting a kick back” with one count each of “theft by deception with intent to deprive” and “official misconduct — accepting bribe to influence public officials, public employees, juror or witness.”