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May 25, 2024

Dolton’s Keith Freeman Pleads Not Guilty, Posts Bond, Release Conditions Sealed –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On April 28, 2024

Dolton, Ill. (ECWd) –

Mayor Tiffany Henyard’s right-hand-man, Keith Freeman, appeared in federal court on April 24, 2024, and plead Not Guilty to the federal indictment of bankruptcy fraud.

His Bond was set at $4500 (unsecured), and he made the appearance (unsecured). There were agreed upon conditions of release, which is currently sealed in the federal docket.

From the 4-24-2024 Docket Entry:

Initial appearance and arraignment held 4/24/2024.

Defendant appeared in court and was represented by counsel.

The government advised defendant of the charges pending against him in the indictment. The court advised defendant of his rights. Defendant acknowledged receipt of the indictment, waived formal reading, and entered a plea of not guilty to the indictment.

The government and defendant agreed to certain conditions of release. Enter Order Setting Conditions of Release. Defendant is ordered to be released after processing. Rule 16. 1(a) conference to be held by 5/6/2024.

Status hearing before the assigned District Judge is set for 6/5/2024 at 10:30 a.m. Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 5(f)(1), the Court, with both the prosecutor and defense counsel present, confirmed the government’s obligation to comply with its obligations under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), and its progeny, and ordered it to do so.

Favorable evidence under Brady need have only some weight and includes both exculpatory and impeaching evidence. Failure to produce such evidence in a timely manner may result in sanctions, including, but not limited to, adverse jury instructions, dismissal of charges, and contempt proceedings.

The government’s unopposed oral motion to exclude time is granted for the reasons stated in open court and the time until the next status hearing before the assigned District Judge shall be excluded in the interest of justice pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161(h)(7)(A), (B). Mailed notice (kl, )

4-24-2024 Docket Entry NG Plea

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