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Algonquin Township – “Accordingly, the billing records give colour to the existence of criminal conduct”

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On September 13, 2018

McHenry Co. (ECWd) –

The Algonquin Road District filed a RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO PETITION OF ROBERT MILLER TO INTERVENE in the McHenry County Circuit Court.

Although the Response is directly on point regarding Attorney Thomas Gooch’s poor attempt to invoke an attorney-client privilege for Bob Miller, other language found in the response should concern Algonquin Township attorney James Kelly.

According to this recently filed public record, it appears attorney James Kelly may have some real problems coming down the road if the information is accurate.  We contend it is accurate as we have exposed numerous elements of questionable billing by Kelly in this article and that information is now part of the court record.

“Accordingly, the billing records give colour to the existence of criminal conduct and the application of the fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege.

“Here, the thing that would give colour and drive away the privilege, the prima facia evidence, under Clark and Decker, is Miller’s assertion of privilege as if Kelly was working for him and not the Road District when the documentation makes clear that the Road District was billed for Kelly’s work, along with the various billing items that demonstrate without a doubt that Kelly was engaged in fraud against the public body.”

“Note 5- “The fact that Attorney Kelly filed his appearance in this case, knowing that he had participated in this conduct is astonishing.”

Reading the entire twenty-two-page filing it is clear, Mr. Gooch was taken to the woodshed.  We predict Gooch will lose his push to intervene on behalf of Miller.

May we suggest McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally add the Kelly billing matter to his list of investigations of criminal matters in Algonquin Township?

Response to GOOCH motion to intervene

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  • Julia
    Posted at 20:28h, 13 September

    Has the ARDC ever been contacted about Mr Kelly? An investigation of his ethics must be done.

  • oldtp
    Posted at 11:50h, 14 September

    please stop wasting time trying to make something from nothing. Allegedly Bob Miller was the member of a township road district association, and it was miller’s decision as to how he expense Kelly’s billing. This is a small issue compared to a 100 mile mountain range of questionable charges and expenditures of all the other township road districts, Township supervisors, county board members, McHenry County regulatory agencies and State of Illinois agencies, where it has now been acknowledged and suggested that an (inspector general) be employed in McHenry County to expose and protect the Constitutional Rights of all citizens, and to provide everyone an avenue to justice. Allegedly the Algonquin Township situation has been an easy target for those who wish to avoid calling attention to themselves, their conduct, their dealings and misdeeds. Allegedly and reportedly it is suggested that the unions be a driving force in these matters. Allegedly the unions are using their resources to influence members of all other organizations to become members. Allegedly it is the opinion of many citizens, that to continue the Algonquin situation is a waste of money and time. It is suggested that the time and money be used and spent to attack the real and big time violators of citizens rights, misconduct, obstruction of justice and the felony theft of millions of dollars by mismanagement and out right theft.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 21:47h, 16 September

      obviously you are confused about how public funds may be spent

  • oldtp
    Posted at 10:12h, 15 September

    did you receive my comment on this matter?