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JOLIET, IL — A number of days just after currently being billed with attempted obstruction of justice, former Joliet Town Council member Don “Duck” Dickinson has decided on his criminal protection attorney.
Attorney Frank Andreano of the Andreano Regulation Workplace in downtown Joliet has submitted his look on behalf of the previous Joliet Town Council member, who abruptly resigned from place of work in November 2020.
According to his social media profile, Andreano has been in non-public practice because 1993.
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“Frank is the law firm of selection to cope with the most tough and consequential lawful issues,” Andreano’s LinkedIn profile proclaims. “His consumers contain men and women as effectively as Fortune 500 providers. He is between a pick out team in the authorized profession who organizations typically change to when faced with really serious, advanced litigation, demanding prolonged trial schedules.”
In early March, particular prosecutor Invoice Elward billed the 61-yr-old Dickinson with a misdemeanor felony offense of attempted obstruction of justice, next a prolonged investigation by the Illinois State Police.
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The criminal criticism versus Dickinson states that on Nov. 2, 2020, Dickinson knowingly furnished bogus facts to Joliet Deputy Police Chief Marc Reid “as to the carry out of Robert O’Dekirk, in that he linked to the officer that Robert O’Dekirk had threatened the defendant.”
At the stop of the Joliet Metropolis Council assembly on Nov. 2, 2020, Dickinson, 61, read through from a geared up statement. Dickinson had accused the Joliet mayor of blackmailing him in excess of nude shots that Dickinson had taken of himself and evidently despatched to other persons.
“More than the past 6 months, I have been put in a situation that has been incredibly not comfortable for me with my position on the Council. This has affected all the choices that I need to have to make to aid the town of Joliet shift forward,” Dickinson declared in the course of the conference. “I sense I have been harassed, badgered, tormented and now blackmailed unfairly. This is in excess of a particular romantic relationship that I experienced a handful of several years back with a further consenting adult. Photos were sent between us, for us and for us only.”
Dickinson is scheduled to make his first overall look at the Will County Courthouse on April 11. His listening to will get position in Courtroom 303.
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