Saturday, September 16, 2006

Forgeries Found In Brown Recall

By Tony Brockmeyer

The First Capitol News has learned from employees at a senior citizen residence that the St. Charles Police have discovered forgeries on petitions calling for the recall of City Councilman Mark Brown.

The employees said that they learned of the forgeries after the police began questioning employees and residents of the facility.

Mayor York’s father, who recently passed away, was a resident at the facility and was acting in the attempted recall of Councilman Brown. The Mayor was also actively involved in the recall attempt.

The First Capitol News contacted St. Charles Police Chief Tim Swope for comments regarding the forgeries. Chief Swope said the investigation was still an open investigation and he would not comment on an ongoing investigation.

Swope did say that if forgeries were discovered the reports would be forwarded to St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas for prosecution.

The recall attempt against Brown was headed by Linda Meyer, the wife of a St. Charles Police Officer. It was being financed by T.R. Hughes, Kevin Kast, Glennon Jamboretz, and others, all confidants of St. Charles Mayor York.