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Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff, Really???

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Undersheriff Andrew Zinke

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke

Zinke for Sheriff? It’s a preposterous idea but it will happen unless we do something about it.

Just like the original investigator, George Hendle, he started my father’s investigation as a Lieutenant. He now currently resides in the position of undersheriff for McHenry County. He hopes to be just like George Hendle, who climbed the ranks all the way to Sheriff of McHenry County.

It makes me sick to my stomach that George Hendle became Sheriff. It’s extremely difficult with all the facts that are before us to say anything less than the man was very corrupt. I’ve linked him to the Chicago Outfit through the Outfit’s attorney Adam Bourgeois. Yet he made it to the very top as McHenry counties chief law enforcement officer. Andrew Zinke is on the fast track of doing exactly the same. There is a difference between the two and we should make note of that.

George Hendle was connected. It is truly hard to imagine how investigator who is investigating a murder would even consider testifying on behalf of the murderer in another murder trial. Let’s keep in mind that he had the knowledge that Larry Neumann was already convicted of a triple murder. Then he was subpoenaed to testify on behalf of a gangster that is glorified in our pop culture, Tony Spilotro. I am not sure if he actually testified in Tony’s trial but I do know that Tony’s lawyer subpoenaed him. I don’t know if Andrew Zinke has any connections to the Chicago Outfit or not, I have no reason to think so. However, I do know how he treats victims and interacts with the public.

My first opportunity to see what he was about is when Holly and I did our interview with Carol Marin and Channel 5 News Chicago. The Sheriff’s office told Channel 5 that they were going to make arrests right away. So we waited for the interview to air. Carol Marin wanted to make sure that the Sheriff’s office had an opportunity to make a statement. Zinke set the milestones and failed to meet them once, twice, three times, and so on and so on. It was only until the segment aired in late December, a 12th hour statement was made. If I recall correctly, Zinke did not make the statement but the former Undersheriff Lowery did.

Carol Marin NBC 5 News Chicago

Carol Marin NBC 5 News Chicago

I could not believe that Channel 5 News is calling and you are jerking them around. It made no sense to me why you would act like you had something to hide with the top journalist in the Chicagoland area. It was not smart when one of your goals should have been to gain the trust and creditability of the victims and the community.

As this thing dragged on, it was apparent that I was going to have to start making contact with Zinke to stay on top of the case. I was treated like it was my fault that my dad was gunned down and his predecessors tried to cover up the killer’s tracks. He treated me as I was unappreciative of the Department efforts and mistrust of them was unwarranted. At first, I rarely called and even so, he would not return my calls. I established a pattern of broken communications with Zinke and called the media. I had to use the weight of NBC News and the Chicago Sun Times to get a return phone call about the status of my father’s murder case. He earned himself further scrutiny by the Scharff and Freeman family for further failure to meet his own milestones and continual acts of mistrust. Never any new information. Vague references to DNA tests etc, but no real understanding of what they were testing. I decided that I needed to call once a week to find out what was going on. He kept me personally in the dark for a little while and then passed me to one of his detectives. I started to lay into this detective for not having any new information. I recall that I was starting to build up my rapid fire moment and he must have sensed it too. He told me that he could not tell me anything new without Zinke’s approval. I wanted to go off on that detective but that would have been the wrong thing to do. If that detective felt like I did go off on him in any way, I am very sorry for that.  I could not get any information on case that involved mostly dead people. Were they afraid that I was going to tell a dead Larry Neumann that they were investigating him for my father’s murder? Who’s side did they think that I was on?

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke giving the finger at the Crystal Lake 4th of July parade.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke giving the finger at the Crystal Lake 4th of July parade.

The icing on the cake was the Letter of Notification. The Letter of Notification may have been a summary of the investigation or the conclusion of the investigation, I wasn’t sure what it was (and I still don’t). I did receive it via email from Andrew Zinke more or less stating that my mother’s copy was in the mail but he wanted to make sure that I got the electronic copy right away. I did appreciate the expediting of the information but I had no idea what it means. Was my father’s case closed, was it still open, or was this some kind of status update. I didn’t know. I really thought I had a problem when my buddy Denny Griffin didn’t know either and he’s a retired cop. Maybe Zinke forgot that I was still just a novice at solving double murders. Zinke never passes up the opportunity to allow good judgment to slide on by. What world was he coming from where he thought that he could summarize to the families the conclusion of the murder of their loved ones by email and a word doc.

So now we have this Letter of Notification that nobody understands what it means but the content of the letter we fully understood. Everything in that Letter of Notification was everything I already knew before the investigation even it started except for one thing. Oh yeah, Debbie Neumann, the woman that is responsible for the murder of my father accuses him of rape. Again Andrew Zinke’s good judgment which continually escapes him, told him the best way to handle this piece information was to shoot it to me via email. I can tell you personally no matter how ludicrous a statement like that is, when you read something like that about your loved one, your heart will skip a beat. He put that in the mail to my mother with no further explanation. I can’t help to think how contrived that communication was. The repeating of everything I already knew from the book CULLOTTA that was published two years earlier. And the one piece of new information that I get out of this nine-month investigation, your daddy is a rapist. I think that was his way of telling me to slow my role down, you might uncover things you don’t want to know. (If that was a goal of his, he failed that too).

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Rita Corporation on RT 31

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Rita Corporation on RT 31

Now let’s discuss what was left out of the Letter of Notification. He left out that George Hendle was subpoenaed to testify on Tony Spilotro’s behalf in a burglary trial. He also left out that the FBI started an investigation of George Hendle because of handling of this double murder and for being subpoenaed to testify in Tony Spilotro’s case. He also left out that Cordell Pearson, the head of Las Vegas Metro Intelligence Division, was told by George Hendle that he was going to clear everything up with Glenn as the murder suspect and pursue Larry Neumann instead. He left out that Larry Neumann was questioned but only as a witness and in his statement he more or less implicated himself. George Hendle told the world through newspapers and interviews that Glenn did it. He had three lie detector test that proved it. He would never let Glenn out of his sights, because he failed a lie detector test three times. The first lie detector test, was inconclusive. It was given in too short of a timeframe from learning that his girlfriend was killed. The second lie detector test, shown Glenn to be deceptive. The third lie detector test, proved him to be truthful. I don’t do too much police math but I would still expect that does not equal to three failed lie detector test. He also did not mention that any and all reports of when George Hendle and Ted Floro went to visit Frank Cullotta to be debriefed on the murder of my father was missing. That was not the only thing that was missing. In interview with Tommy Amato conducted with the Outfit’s attorney present, Adam Bourgeois, was also missing, completely gone. Now he did mention that he had spoken to a Michael “Mickey” Marcello. He did not identify who he was, but I know who he was. That was Mickey the Jukebox Guy. When I was a kid he gave me a full size arcade machine to put in my room. However that is not the most interesting thing about Mickey. The most interesting thing about Mickey, is that he is the half brother to the Chicago Outfit’s boss, James Marcello. I personally would have took the time to ask Mickey if he possibly knew of any crooked cops in McHenry County back in the 80s.

My family had turned in at least one gun and possibly up to three to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. I believe one or two guns were recovered at the crime scene and I know for fact, that a couple days later my mom turned in her gun to George Hendle as he requested. I called Andrew Zinke and asked if I could get the guns back. He told me that he was unaware of any guns and would review the crime photos. Later, he told me that he had reviewed the crime photos but he couldn’t find them. They were not on any inventory sheets, so he was completely unaware of them. He was correct that they were not on any inventory sheets, and I still haven’t seen all the crime photos, but I read at least eight witness statements where the investigative officers back in the 80s was showing witnesses my father’s gun recovered from the crime scene. I can only assume that he was either lazy, or derelict in reviewing this case, or the man flat out lied to me.

So, McHenry County this is what you get to look forward to if you allow Andrew Zinke to become your Sheriff in 2014. Not to worry though, should your family fall on tragedy you can count on me. I’ll be by you and your family’s side. However, if tragedy does fall on you or your family, I do ask that it is done in some kind of an interesting way. You know, a loved one killed by a mobster, or bazaar shoot out, attack by the Loch Ness monster, something good. Think of it as a requirement. My contacts in the media they need to write stories. If we can’t get the media involved, why would Andrew Zinke ever call us back?

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KNOWLEDGE CENTER

I have put together some of the articles that I have written that are prevalent for the upcoming election in MARCH!. This is the Republican Nominee election but probably more important than the general election. It is most likely the winner in March will win in November and become sheriff. If you review the articles in the Knowledge Center, you will read all kinds of unbelievable things as it relates to this election.

 

My mother and father, Ron and Kathy Scharff, 1969.

Freedom of Information Act Appeal to get the remainder of my father’s file. In my efforts to get to the bottom of my father’s murder and what the McHenry County Sheriff’s office has done to me and my family 33 years ago. I filed a FOIA Request (Freedom of Information Act Request) to get my father’s case file. Many documents were withheld from my request. It is my believe the documents are withheld to protect guilty individuals that are known to Sheriff Keith Nygren and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke that covered up who actually killed my father during the original investigation. Start on page 11 to read what sounds like a murder mystery thriller, but this is my true life. It is backed by FBI reports, witness statements, and newspaper articles.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Rita Corporation on RT 31Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff, Really??? This article is based on my own father’s murder investigation and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. I talked about how he made his own milestones and failed to meet every single one. How it took me calling NBC News Chicago to get Andrew Zinke to return my phone call about my father’s murder investigation, as he was the lead investigator. I am fighting to get the remainder of my father’s case file. It is my believe that Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Sheriff Keith Nygren are hiding and protecting individuals that covered up the true killer of my father during the original investigation.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Rita Corporation on RT 31Andrew Zinke plus Rita Corporation equals ON THE TAKE Brian Goode and his RITA Corporation was a person of interest and focal point for the investigation of the distribution of 30 plus tons of marijuana. Undersheriff Andrew Zinke told Brian Goode of the investigation. Two days later, according to Koziol, (Sgt. Koziol was working on the investigation and filed a complaint against Zinke) Goode gave Zinke’s election campaign a $5,000 donation. The RITA Corporation address is the same address as Andrew Zinke’s campaign headquarters.

Deputy Zane SeiplerMcHenry County Deputy Zane Seipler under siege, Again!! Zane Seipler is a whistleblowing deputy that was fired by Keith Nygren after he exposed the sheriff’s office for racial profiling. Nygren was forced to hire Seipler back after he lost an arbitration ruling, a court hearing, an appellate court hearing, and a failed attempt to be heard by the Illinois State Supreme Court. After Seipler was hired back, Nygren fired him again. Zane Seipler is currently fighting to get his job back.

Deputy Scott Milliman in uniform.

Another McHenry County Deputy under siege, Scott Milliman Scott Milliman was a deputy and former right hand man to Sheriff Keith Nygren. He was fired by the sheriff for whistleblowing that the sheriff allegedly transacted in ticket fixing, bribery, general corruption, fraud in a SBA Loan, and in tapping Milliman himself to kill a McHenry County Judge and a Coroner’s Candidate. Scott Milliman is currently fighting to get his job back.

Gary Gauger, of Richmond, was wrongly convicted of murdering his parents in 1993 and sentenced to death. After years in prison his sentence was overturned and two gang members were later convicted of the murders. Gauger is released a book detailing the event called IN SPITE OF THE SYSTEM. (Ryan Rayburn photo)

How Gary Gauger got to DEATH ROW This is the real life, tragic story of Gary Gauger. He was falsely arrested and sent to Death Row by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department for the double murder of his parents. Investigators from the sheriff’s department rigged a false confession so that they could convict him.

 

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke giving Cal Skinner the finger at the 4th of July Parade in Crystal Lake, IL.

McHenry County Ethics Commission, Ethical or NOT!?!? The McHenry County Ethics Commission conducted a hearing of a complaint filed by Cal Skinner that Undersheriff Andrew Zinke used a government computer for a very politically charged email. The hearing was ran over by Zinke’s attorneys Mark Gummerson and Rebecca Lee. The sign up sheet to speak at the hearing went missing but found in the possession of Rebecca Lee. The commission went into secret session, made its decision, and did so without explanation.

Pete Gonigam, publisher of the First Electric Newspaper.

First Electric Newspaper v.s. Sheriff Nygren and EEO Officer Donald Leist Pete Gonigam won a Public Access Bureau (Illinois States Attorney) appeal for the release of a 100 page report conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s office. The report exonerated Undersheriff Andrew Zinke after he told Brian Goode that he and his RITA Corporation was a the focal point of a drug investigation by the DEA.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke giving Cal Skinner the finger at the 4th of July Parade in Crystal Lake, IL.

Zinke’s middle finger may cost Cal Skinner $5,000 After filing a valid ethics complaint against Undersheriff Andrew Zinke for using a government computer for his campaign, Cal Skinner was to face Zinke’s attorney Mark Gummerson. Gummerson was lobbying for a $5,000 fine against Skinner filing a valid complaint. An act of bulling and intimidation of a McHenry County citizen.

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers

Will McHenry County be Ripped Off by Special Interest in Sheriff Election? I question the interest and the contribution to Undersheriff Andrew Zinke’s campaign from the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 election. I send a letter to the President-Business Manager of the union James M. Sweeney.

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers

IUOE Local 150 and Andrew Zinke. Is this Gangster Money for a Gangster Cop? The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 contributes money to Undersheriff’s Andrew Zinke’s campaign. They have known ties to the Colombo and Gambino Crime Families.

 

Cal Skinner former McHenry County Treasure and State Representative and current editor of the mchenrycountyblog.com.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke Shuts Down Cal Skinner’s Blog Site Undersheriff Andrew Zinke’s campaign was able to get Cal Skinner’s website, mchenrycountyblog.com shut down by falsely accusing him of stalking and linking to obscene material. Read here on how Zinke’s campaign resorts to breaking the law to silence a citizen’s voice.

 

Zinke-looking-right-eyes-at-cameraAndrew Zinke Fearful to Debate Bill Prim Lies to Get Out of It. Undersheriff Andrew Zinke is so fearful to debate Bill Prim for McHenry County Sheriff that he lies to get out of it. Zinke knows that he would be out matched, outwitted, and the truth of his corrupt character would be revealed to the citizens of McHenry County. Instead of enduring such damage to his campaign he lies to coward out of it.

 

 

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  • Duncan Mchenry says:

    Have experienced corruption first hand in Mchenry County. I was made an offer to pay off a judge 1994 by my lawyer, in exchange for keeping custody of my child.

  • Michael Furst says:

    Here’s hoping your 15 minutes of fame are over. It’s amazing how much information is incorrect!

    Michael Furst
    ATL

  • Paul Scharff says:

    Well Michael, if there are any inaccuracies, please let me know. My parameters are only to write about subjects that are in the public domain or things that I have personal knowledge. I will make any corrections that you point out right away. But please understand that your judgement seems questionable when you are confusing my pursuit of truth about my father and what happened to my family as me seeking fame. I will remind you that you would not know my name if it wasn’t for the corruption of the McHenry County Sheriff’s office. I think that it also sad that I would need to point out that having your father murdered is not exactly the fast-track to something good. Not to mention, I also have personal experience to speak of in relation to Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. The public perception that he creates for himself is accurate to the real man. I will be around forever long as it takes to right the wrongs done to myself and my family, whether that is 15 minutes, 15 days, 15 months, or 15 years, I will be here. I hope you don’t show up weak Michael Furst with your reply to your accusation of me.

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  • Duncan Mchenry says:

    Michael the information is not incorrect…What is your connection to Mchenry County? Let me guess ‘you are from the ZInke camp?”

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  • […] Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff, Really??? This article is based on my own father’s murder investigation and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. I talked about how he made his own milestones and failed to meet every single one. How it took me calling NBC News Chicago to get Andrew Zinke to return my phone call about my father’s murder investigation, as he was the lead investigator. I am fighting to get the remainder of my father’s case file. It is my believe that Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Sheriff Keith Nygren are hiding and protecting individuals that covered up the true killer of my father during the original investigation. […]

  • […] Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff, Really??? This article is based on my own father’s murder investigation and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. I talked about how he made his own milestones and failed to meet every single one. How it took me calling NBC News Chicago to get Andrew Zinke to return my phone call about my father’s murder investigation, as he was the lead investigator. I am fighting to get the remainder of my father’s case file. It is my believe that Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Sheriff Keith Nygren are hiding and protecting individuals that covered up the true killer of my father during the original investigation. […]

  • […] Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff, Really??? This article is based on my own father’s murder investigation and Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. I talked about how he made his own milestones and failed to meet every single one. How it took me calling NBC News Chicago to get Andrew Zinke to return my phone call about my father’s murder investigation, as he was the lead investigator. I am fighting to get the remainder of my father’s case file. It is my believe that Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Sheriff Keith Nygren are hiding and protecting individuals that covered up the true killer of my father during the original investigation. […]

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