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Patch Releases Part 4 of the Legal Investiation of the Former Village Attorney

Read part 4 of the legal report into the former village attorney paid for by the taxpayers of Oak Lawn.

The Oak Lawn Village Board released a second investigative report into the former village attorney now known as Tressler LLP after questions arose about the firm's billings and handling of litigation.

Godfrey and Kahn was hired by the village in May 2011 to conduct a second investigation into the former village attorney.

The village board voted unanimously last April to accept a $500,000 from the firm. The settlement also carried an agreement to keep the final report confidential.

Part 4 is the last installment of the Godfrey and Kahn Report. It is 504 pages long.

The report was obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the Village.

Read Part 1 of the Godfrey and Kahn Report.

Read Part 2 of the Godfrey and Kahn Report.

Read Part 3a of the Godfrey and Kahn Report.

Read Part 3b of the Godfrey and Kahn Report.

Pat F September 21, 2012 at 04:35 PM
After reading as much as I could stand of these reports, this is just another pile of red tape all gov't involved people seem is necessary to confuse the public. No wonder they charge so much, it takes them forever to Try and make a point! They say the same things over and over just changing a word here and there but never give straight answers?? I may be wrong but my take on this is too many connected people got in on a good deal and got greedy..Is it wrong? Yes... However the cost to get back this money probably isn't worth it..It seems they definitely had their own network of friends similar to the way Chicago is run. Unless these people involved come forward and publicly justify the expenses, none of them should ever be involved in any business with the Village of Oak Lawn!
Rich September 21, 2012 at 07:27 PM
And the hits just keep on coming !!!
Mark Webber September 22, 2012 at 03:49 AM
The real funny part here is Phelan admits that Jerry Hurckes was 100% right about legal costs(see e-mail to Heilmann). Well at least he's man enough to admit it. Hurckes was also roght about Lerry Deetjen, Who's in Heilmanns pocket, 111th Street.
Mark Webber September 22, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Why such vulger language from dads with such young children who will someday read this material (yes Tommy Boy, you can't take this back!)
QC September 22, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Mark Who's pocket is Deetjen in? Read pags 41-50. See who's calling all the shots.
QC September 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Sorry Mark. Pages 41-50 in part 3B

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