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BFFs of Judge Liam Brennan XOX: Jurisprudence The DuPage Way –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On February 28, 2016

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) –

Update: This article is cross-posted from CountyLeaks and has ties to Edgar County.


On Oct. 1, 2015, 18th Circuit Court Judge Liam Brennan convicted former DuPage County Forest Preserve IT employee David Tepper of 29 felony counts in the most over-charged case in Illinois history. Brennan later sentenced Tepper to 180 days in jail – six days for each felony – and $83,000 in fines for “intent to defraud”. Tepper has appealed this conviction. Following are never-reported and under-reported connections of Brennan and a Forest Preserve vendor directly related to this case, and the offices of the State’s Attorney and the former Chief Judge. 

September 18, 2015 – Day Five of the eight-day criminal trial of a former DuPage County Forest Preserve IT employee David Tepper and former vendor Arif Mahmood – was bizarre

Employment attorney Leigh Jeter of Clark Baird Smith LLP was appearing as the only witness for the prosecution that morning. After introducing her credentials, she explained that she had been hired by the DuPage County Forest Preserve to perform the exit interview of Tepper on Nov. 4, 2011. When asked who attended this exit interview in addition to herself, Jeter supplied names of Tepper and former Human Resources Director Laura Capizzano. She also named a fourth person.

Tepper’s defense attorney, Terry Ekl, raised strong objections on various matters. The prosecution sought a recess. Judge Liam Brennan agreed. When the judge, bailiff, court reporter, court secretary, two prosecutors, investigator, defense team, defendants and observers filed in 2 1/2 hours later, the prosecution apologized and announced that …

Continue reading at CountyLeaks (HERE).

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  • Tom Mouhelis
    Posted at 18:05h, 28 February

    Hell of a story!

  • Jon
    Posted at 19:21h, 28 February

    Tom, I agree. I think the watchdogs are on to something BIG. Seems like the cast of characters is getting bigger. I don’t think a fair trial is possible in this county.

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 19:52h, 28 February

    Has this been reported to the Judicial Inquiry Board? This is outrageous.

  • Walter
    Posted at 05:45h, 29 February

    Wow the journey in to Dupage CO. Incestuous politics is getting interesting.

    • Tom Mouhelis
      Posted at 13:05h, 29 February

      Try milton Township