Sandack police report not related to legislative duties

Updated 8/5/2016 9:31 PM
  • Ron Sandack

    Ron Sandack

A police investigation that Downers Grove Republican Ron Sandack initiated shortly before he mysteriously resigned from the legislature last month doesn't involve Sandack's former role as a state representative, a newly released document related to the case shows.

And while an initial police report disclosed that Sandack had reported an "internet scam" to police, "the actual criminal activity that took place" was something different, the document also appears to reveal. But exactly what police are investigating is being withheld because that investigation is ongoing.

These new details are contained in a letter that Downers Grove Village Attorney Enza Petrarca sent to the Illinois attorney general public access counselor's office in response to public-records requests filed by the Chicago Sun-Times and other media outlets about the Sandack case.

When Sandack, a former Downers Grove mayor, abruptly resigned on July 24, he issued a statement to the Capitol Fax political blog saying that "cyber security issues" forced him to re-evaluate his "continued public service."

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