BELLEVILLE – Lawyer Alex Enyart told a prosecutor that the accuser of Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert embellished his story, according to a text message filed in the case which is set for trial starting July 9.
St. Clair County State's Attorney News
Murder suspect’s attorney says discovery continues to roll in four months after investigator swore that all was disclosed
BELLEVILLE – Lawyers for murder suspect David Fields continue receiving evidence four months after lead investigator Justin Biggs swore that defense counsel had it all.
Duebbert accuser who agreed to 'intensive' drug treatment in initial felony guilty plea, bargains down to misdemeanor, no punishment
BELLEVILLE – Carlos A. Rodriguez of Belleville, who swears Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert committed a felony against him, bargained down his own felony charge to a misdemeanor with no punishment.
Running as a Republican in the March 20 primary, candidate for circuit judge Marshall Hilmes said he would like to see changes take place in the Twentieth Judicial court system.
CHICAGO – All eight members of the State Electoral Board denied an objection that would have guaranteed the nomination of St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly as Democratic candidate for Congress.
WASHINGTON – Judges on a national panel must decide whether to consolidate opioid suits of local governments and if so, whether to send them to West Virginia, Illinois or Ohio.
Duebbert will plead not guilty to felony sexual abuse charges; Lawyer says 'because he's not guilty'
Prosecutors who failed for a year to build a case that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert obstructed justice in a murder investigation now charge that he committed four crimes last year in a different case.
WASHINGTON – Lawyers contributed most of the money that St. Clair County state’s attorney Brendan Kelly raised to start his campaign for Congress.
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert said he escaped more serious injury riding on his full size cruising motorcycle earlier this week because "God was my passenger who clearly wanted me to go back to work."
In an effort to crack down on public corruption in St. Clair County, State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly developed the Public Integrity Task Force, which reached three election fraud convictions so far this year.
Special prosecutor in charge of Belleville murder investigation handled Lakin and other politically-sensitive cases
SPRINGFIELD – Special prosecutor Charles Colburn of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor office is the new leader of an investigation into the murder of Carl Silas in Belleville last December.
Former LaSalle Co. state's attorney under indictment landed job as special prosecutor after voters ousted him
SPRINGFIELD – When the people of LaSalle County fired state’s attorney Brian Towne for actions worthy of indictment in the last general election, the people of Illinois hired him.
EAST ST. LOUIS – St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly and special assistant David Cates have abandoned a mammoth suit seeking replacement of highway guardrails statewide.
EAST ST. LOUIS – St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly and special assistant David Cates, who claim a Texas firm must remove bad guardrails from roads statewide, expect local crews to distinguish good ones from bad ones.
Witnesses to the murder of Carl Silas, who at first accused David Fields of shooting him, shifted the blame to a stranger four hours later, according to reports of St. Clair County sheriff’s deputies.
Seven months after the arrest of murder suspect David Fields, court proceedings still haven’t started.
BELLEVILLE – Some felony suspects have to go to jail, but felony suspect Ruth Hamilton Dean gets to go to the Bahamas.
Attorney Thomas Ysursa, who defends St. Clair County in jail suits and other civil actions, faces a suit claiming his car rammed the rear of another while a mobile device distracted him.
EAST ST. LOUIS – On behalf of St. Clair County taxpayers, class action lawyer David Cates may have insulted U.S. District Judge David Herndon and gained nothing from it.
SPRINGFIELD – Brad Van Hoose of Belleville claims that special prosecutor David Rands withheld a Federal Bureau of Investigation report that could have prevented his conviction on a misdemeanor charge of assault.