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Paul Scharff is a “Disenfranchised Son, with an Axe to Grind, Who’s Out to Sell his Book”

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Paul Scharff is a “disenfranchised son, with an axe to grind, who’s out to sell his book,” is a comment that I found on my article on Andrew DiDonato that I did two weeks ago. I think that is more than ok to have a difference of opinion and/or debate a subject to bring all points to light. However, when I find a comment disguised as being objective in attempt to marginalize a more accurate view, that is not acceptable. The commenter was concerned that I would not post their comment on to my site. Not only did I post it to my website but I will address the comments here in this article to give it more than fair play. My objective is first to clarify what I have actually said to what I have not said and to provide accuracy to statements that are meant to mislead and/or to deflect truth. Below is the actual comment made on my website and below it is my reply and thoughts about those that choose to insulate themselves in a bubble for the purpose of propping up the Regime.

Really? says:

October 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm  (Edit)

Paul- As a newbie to McHenry County, I have to ask–on what basis are you making the assertions that McHenry County is tied to the mob? I’ve visited this site before and have read about your father and what happened +30 years ago–but aside from a Union donation–where’s this mob link? This line of conspiracy theory has been laid out before–each person has announced that the “end is coming” and all the electorate evil deeds will come to light–but the reveal is always another day away. Sorry, but you’re sounding a bit like a disenfranchised son, with an axe to grind, who’s out to sell his book by lambasting elected officials by safely quoting that you “heard from several sources”. I’m sure this post will never see the light of day, but it has to be said…

The first thing that struck me as being inaccurate is they identified themselves as a “newbie” to McHenry County,” as not to be identified as a supporter of the Regime as I believe them to be. As a newbie this commentator certainly has entrenched themselves in opinion that personally took me years to cultivate. Maybe you are a really fast learner, so that is fine. But then it begs to ask, how did you find me or know that I even existed, or even care what I think? I receive no press coverage from the Northwest Herald (they are in the pocket of the Regime), I have not done any local radio, nor is my book sold in McHenry County. You are passionate in telling a murder victim’s son that he is disenfranchised about his father’s murder. That would seem tacky to say the least or most certainly cruel, as that is closer to the truth. In my opinion I don’t believe that you were trying to be tacky or cruel; but a supporter of the Regime and not likely a newbie. Newbie or not, that is irrelevant to the obvious need for truth and knowledge.

Hole in the Wall Gang Member Larry "Lurch" Neumann 1981

Hole in the Wall Gang Member Larry “Lurch” Neumann 1981

I have made one assertion about McHenry County being tied to the mob or the Chicago Outfit. I assert that former Sheriff George H. Hendle was connected to the mob. I have linked him to the Outfit through their attorney Adam Bourgeois. I did this with FBI reports, a newspaper article, and witness statements. You can review my documentation of this fact in my FOIA Appeal to the Illinois States Attorney. You can start to read on page 11. George Hendle not only did not question my father’s killer Larry Neumann as a suspect, but he was going to testify on his behalf in another murder trial according to the Las Vegas Sun. The fact that Larry Neumann was convicted of a triple murder in 1956 did not seem to bother Sheriff George Hendle.

Tony Spilotro was the enforcer sent out to Vegas by the Chicago Outfit.

Tony Spilotro was the enforcer sent out to Vegas by the Chicago Outfit.

Sheriff Hendle was also subpoenaed to testify on behalf of Tony Spilotro. If you are unfamiliar who Tony Spilotro is, Joe Pesci played him very accurately in the movie CASINO. This is the only connection to Chicago Outfit that I have asserted. However, you did mention the Union in reference to the mob. I am unsure if that is accurate to say that they are connected to the Outfit, but I would suggest that was smart of you to suspect them.

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers

You were referencing the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. A little research of them paints an interesting picture of their leadership. If you go to the National Legal and Policy Center site and search “International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150,” you will find 19 articles on them that includes allegations of RICO. Which stands for, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Mob organizations are often charged with this law and Andrew Zinke has his hand out for their money. What is this group that is headquartered out of McHenry County getting for their money. Things that make you go, hum?

My mother and father, Ron and Kathy Scharff at our bar the PM Pub in 1977.

My mother and father, Ron and Kathy Scharff at our bar the PM Pub in 1977.

You mention that my father’s murder took place over 30 years ago, as if he was irrelevant. He was my father, I miss him, and I wish that he was here to have guided me further in life beyond the age of 10. My youngest brother Steve, does not even have a single memory of his own  father because he was taken so very young. Or maybe you were referencing 30 years as something has changed at the sheriff’s office or the government of McHenry County. The only thing that has changed is the number of victims that are produced.

Let’s go over some of their work over the years.

Murder of Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman. Murder was covered up as directed by the Chicago Outfit. This is a 32 year old murder case that almost all involved are dead, but I cannot get my father’s complete case file. Why? Because Sheriff Keith Nygren, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke, and EEO Donald Leist are currently participating in a cover up by not releasing the file. I have inquired to Andrew Zinke about my parents guns that were taken when my father was murdered. He said that there was no evidence of them at the crime scene or the inventory reports, ignoring the constant references of them by deputies in the witness statements. Not to mention Zinke’s handling of my father’s murder case was a series of Andrew making his own milestones and missing every single one.

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)

Gary Gauger, of Richmond, was wrongly convicted of murdering his parents and sentenced to death.

The Gary Gauger case. Gary is sent to Death row on a made up confession by the sheriff’s department for killing his parents. Four years later an appellate court saw the errors in the way of the sheriff’s department and released him. It was later discovered that the sheriff’s department allowed two Outlaw bikers to remain free for the murder of Gary’s parents until the Feds finally got them. This case is used by Death Penalty Advocates all over the country as what can go wrong with the system. Series of Chicago Tribune articles here.

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Rita Corporation on RT 31

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and the Rita Corporation on RT 31

Undersheriff Andrew Zinke tipping off Brian Goode, that he was a person of interest in a DEA investigation. Brian Goode contributes $5,000 to Zinke’s campaign after the tip. The tons of marijuana was allegedly heading to the same address as Zinke’s campaign headquarters. Zinke does not deny tipping off Brian Goode. The sheriff Investigation finds no wrong doing or violation of Sheriff Orders. There is a 100 page report by the sheriff’s office that clears Zinke of any wrong doing. Sheriff Keith Nygren and EEO Donald Leist are fighting in the courts with tax payer dollars to keep this report hidden, ignoring the Illinois State’s Attorney’s office that told them to release it. Things that make you go, hum? Chicago Tribune article here.

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren and Deputy Scott Milliman during better times.

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren and Deputy Scott Milliman during better times.

Scott Milliman, former right hand man for Sheriff Nygren, makes a deposition that he was tapped by Nygren to kill Judge Floeter and a coroner’s candidate, Dave Bauchmann. He also alleges that the sheriff is trafficking illegals from Zacatecas, Mexico to McHenry. Defrauding the Small Business Administration on loans. Excepting of bribes, and ticket fixing. We can gauge the creditability of what Milliman has said by what he has gained by telling the truth. HARDSHIP!! Article at bettergov.org here.

Under the leadership of Sheriff Nygren, former Sergeant and Deputy Greg Pyle headed the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. His own deviant behavior has been brought up but ignored until he was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and producing child pornography by the sexual exploitation of a child. The sheriff’s department referenced this as a  “domestic issue involving the officer and his family,” while he remained on the payroll after his arrest. Chicago Tribune article here.

The broken front door window of Dr. Jerome and Carla Pavlin after McHenry County Sheriff Deputies smashed there way into the house.

The broken front door of Dr. Jerome and Carla Pavlin after McHenry County Deputies smashed there way into the house.

Thugs from the McHenry County Sheriff’s office went to the house of 80 year old Dr. Jerome, and 65 year old Carla Pavlin. Without a search warrant they kicked down their front door smashing all the glass in an attempt to arrest their son who did not live there for a misdemeanor charge. Without permission deputies entered the home and would not leave, even after being told to do so. While the deputies were conducting their illegal search, Carla was on the phone with 911 trying to get protection from the Crystal Lake Police. Jerome was violently thrown to the ground and placed under arrest. Carla was punched in the chest by a deputy knocking her backwards into the granite counter causing serious injury to her back. Carla was immobile for two weeks. Both Pavlins were brought to the Northern Illinois Medical Center for medical attention and both were charged with felony aggravated battery and resisting arrest. It was later found out that deputies arrest reports were written together and changed at the direction of supervisors.  Sheriff Keith Nygren has gone out of his way to say that he backs these deputies 100%. Chicago Tribune article here.

Former Deputy Zane Seipler spoke out against the racial profiling being conducted by the sheriff’s office. Three sheriff’s investigations found the allegations to be baseless. However the Chicago Tribune conducted its own investigation of the claims and found that Pablo Toxqui-Zavala and many others like him, had brown skin, spoke Spanish and was from Mexico, was labeled white by the sheriff’s department. Nygren had fired Zane Seipler as retaliation for speaking out. The firing of Seipler has gone

Deputy Zane Seipler

Deputy Zane Seipler

to arbitration, and they agreed that Seipler should be hired back. Nygren took this to circuit court and the judge said hire Seipler back. Nygren takes this to the appellate court and the appellate court judge says hire him back. Nygren then tries to take this to the Illinois Supreme Court (no kidding) and was told to go away. He was forced to hire him back to where he has currently fired him again. Nygren’s own attorney has said that they expect that Nygren will be forced to hire Seipler back. Sheriff Nygren has no problems spending tax payers money for his vendettas against people. In this case hundreds of thousands.

These are not the only short comings of the sheriff’s department or these men. In your comment to me you say This line of conspiracy theory has been laid out before–each person has announced that the “end is coming” and all the electorate evil deeds will come to light–but the reveal is always another day away. These are the evil deeds that have come to light. They are in the public domain. Everything that I write about is in the public domain. I don’t have to say that I “heard from several sources,” this stuff is in the paper.  I never once said that anyone was coming for these guys, as I have little faith in a system that has not imprisoned these men already. I don’t suggest to anyone that they wait for justice in a form of a arrest and prison term. I tell the people that the system has already failed you and we must throw these men out ourselves. We have an election that is coming up in 2014, to take that opportunity.

You also referenced that I am a disenfranchised son, with an axe to grind, who’s out to sell his book by lambasting elected officials. What these public officials have done is lambasted themselves. If they did not make the paper, I would have nothing to write about. My book has been an excellent tool. I do not even have to sell a single copy of MURDER IN MCHENRY. The fact that it exists allows me opportunity to keep the corruption of McHenry County in the public’s eye. It gives me plenty of opportunities to be interviewed by people that want to speak with me about what is going on back home. I was on a radio show yesterday, I will be on another at the end of the month, and I have a speaking engagement to help raise money for Bill Prim to beat Zinke in the election in November. Since my story is so compelling based on the actions of the Regime, it looks like these opportunities are going to keep on coming. When the McHenry County Sheriff’s department victimizes me and my family as a kid, they did that to me and them. When the McHenry County Sheriff’s department victimizes me and my family as an adult, they did that to me and them. I have observed countless other’s being victimized by these guys. I did not ask to be here, they put me here.  As a son honoring his father, and US Marine fulfilling a moral mission, I am accused of having “an axe to grind,” for keeping this in the public’s eyes, hearts, and minds, Really?

This article was not for the commenter who obviously is in support of the Regime. They exist in a bubble in lieu of moral conscious. This is for all of you who care about the community of McHenry County; our home. Don’t be tricked by a slide of hand with arguments that never existed to give birth to talking points to serve the purpose of propping of the Regime. Don’t wait for the Department of Justice to come and correct our problems. Stick with the perception of how things actually are and what your good common sense tells you. To beat the Regime, everyone must stand up and be accounted for in March and again in November. Don’t let your hand get caught in a coon cage set by the Regime!

Flyer for Bill Prim for Sheriff fundraiser featuring Paul Scharff

 

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  • Duncan Mchenry says:

    Clearly, Paul Scharff has demonstrated again and again that corruption does indeed exist in Mchenry County Illinois… For a long time, many that have experienced corruption firsthand and many that have been witness to corruption have traveled the road alone. So we thought. It can be a lonely challenge to live with the knowledge of corruption when it sometimes feels like it is impossible to create change in our community… But now, many of us that have been fighting for change for so long have now come together to make it happen. There are no heroes, just everyday people with the need to make positive change so that corruption does not seep into our everyday lives and so we change the landscape of our government for generations of people to come. We all know it is our responsibility and no one can do it alone and we can’t do it without the support of our community. I have been told of cash bribes accepted at the Mchenry County Government Center. Just a few of the participants include but are not limited to the following people: Judge Gordon Graham, Keith Nygren, Andy Zinke and more. They are playing “Lets Make a Deal” because “The Prices is Right” Yes people the deals have been played for years and they have never stopped… And, business owners have informed me that the Local 150 Mafia has extorted them. They were told that if they did not pay a required fee they would face death, harassment and more… They paid…
    Now that we have exposed corruption how do we get rid of i? How do we remove the Mafia permanently from Mchenry County? The answer is that we change the leadership. We bring candidates into office like Bill Prim who will not tolerate corruption and will not allow the Mafia to operate in our community without severe consequences. That means that if they commit a crime they will be prosecuted. The experts say that we can never really get rid of the Mafia totally. However, we can make it impossible to conduct business in Mchenry County and they will have to take their business elsewhere… The seeds for change in Mchnery County begin with a single vote… What do you plan to do on elections day leave it up to others to make the change or be responsible for yourselves? Bill Prim has my vote…

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