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Illinois County Sheriff Candidate Exposes Ranking GOP Fundraiser's Armed Robbery Conviction

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McHenry County sheriff’s candidate Jim Harrison launched a new attack in his campaign against Republican nominee Bill Prim, taking aim at a relatively high-ranking member of the county GOP. Documents Harrison released to Chicago-area media this week show the local Republican party’s fundraiser, Mickey Schuch of Woodstock, has a misdemeanor conviction from 2000 stemming from an armed robbery attempt in Crystal Lake.

Schuch is a Republican precinct committeeman, vice chairman of the McHenry County Republican Party Ways and Means and president of the McHenry County Right to Carry Association. In his role with the county Republicans, Schuch is responsible for fundraising and knowing what kind of financial resources the party needs. He is part of a new slate of Republican leadership elected earlier this year.

Republican Party Chairwoman Sandra Salgado did not return a phone message left for her Wednesday.

Schuch was 22 years old when, in November 2000, he and two others were arrested in a robbery attempt. According to police reports provided by Harrison, Schuch cut the phone line to a man’s home in Crystal Lake. The masked men knocked on the door, and when the homeowner didn’t let them in, they fled. Police reports indicate Schuch was armed with two knives, and another man had a homemade bludgeon. No one was injured.

Schuch called his arrest a “mistake” and a “stupid decision many years ago.”

“I’m not an attorney, but to the best of my knowledge, volunteering to help with not-for-profits and local political races is not a crime nor improper. In fact, I’m proud to have helped in our local democratic process,” Schuch said in an email to the Northwest Herald.

“I’ll not defend my actions 14 years ago, but I will point out that this inflammatory press release was crafted for the single purpose of trying to help a candidate who has no chance of winning gain some ground.”

Schuch initially was charged with armed robbery and home invasion, but the charges were later reduced to misdemeanors. Another man involved received a similar sentence, and a third was sent to the Illinois Department of Corrections for three years.

Schuch received 74 days of periodic imprisonment, or work release, and two years of probation on criminal damage and trespassing charges. He also was ordered to pay $4,510 as part of a plea deal that occurred under the previous state’s attorney administration.

Schuch is a certified concealed carry instructor in Illinois. Had he received a felony conviction, he would not be allowed to own or carry weapons.

In the latest attack in the leadup to the Nov. 4 election for county sheriff, Harrison – who’s running as an independent candidate – points out Schuch’s support for his opponent, Prim.

Last month, Harrison released a similar packet on the criminal background of Prim’s friend and former campaign manager Matt McNamara. Harrison released court records and witness statements from fights at two Iowa bars in which McNamara grabbed a man by the throat and punched two women.

“I don’t think there’s a question, [Prim is] surrounding himself with people with criminal backgrounds,” Harrison said. “There’s no disputing that.

“I’m appalled to find another criminal connection to his campaign,” he continued. “I think that he has no place even running for sheriff exercising that kind of judgment.”

Prim called out Harrison’s campaign rhetoric as “KGB tactics.”

“Every time you think Jim Harrison has sunk as low as he can, he sinks even lower,” Prim said in a written statement.

“Mr. Schuch is a volunteer and has helped my campaign. He doesn’t have a title within the campaign, and there are individuals who have contributed to Harrison’s campaign significantly in excess of what Mr. Schuch has contributed to mine. Most of them live outside the county, perhaps so they don’t have to encounter Harrison’s bottom-feeding style firsthand.”

Doug Ducey, the Republican candidate for governor of Arizona in November’s election, hails from a family that for two generations was involved in organized crime in Toledo, Ohio, according to a report by The Center for Investigative Reporting and Phoenix New Times. The politician’s relatives ran after-hours gambling clubs and participated in bookmaking, numbers running, loan sharking and other lucrative and illegal activities in the northwest Ohio city from the 1930s through the 1980s, according to documents and interviews.

Ducey, 50, is the wealthy former CEO of the Cold Stone Creamery ice cream chain. He was elected Arizona state treasurer in 2010 and won the GOP gubernatorial primary in August. In the governor’s race, he faces Democrat Fred DuVal, former chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, which governs the state’s public universities.

Ducey grew up in Toledo, then moved to Arizona in 1982 for college, according to a campaign biography.

He sometimes has cited his Toledo boyhood on the campaign trail, saying, “I think I’m very much a product of the Midwest and Midwestern values.”

Ducey’s place in a family that was tied to organized crime in Toledo has never been publicized, and CIR and New Times discovered no evidence that he profited from or engaged in criminal activity. Ducey’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Ducey’s great uncle Tony Paul Scott was a “one of Toledo’s most legendary racketeers” and one of the “elders of the loosely knit Toledo crime family,” as the Toledo Blade reported after his death in 1993.

For decades, he participated in illegal gambling and loan sharking; was involved in assaults and bootlegging; and was a suspect in an unsolved killing, public records show.

Ducey’s grandfather Bill Scott, who was the brother of Tony Paul Scott, was a longtime Toledo bookmaker, according to the CIR/New Times report. Both Ducey’s grandfather and grandmother were convicted of federal gambling charges in 1974, according to press reports, but the convictions were overturned on appeal.

Ducey’s uncle Billy Scott, who was the son of Bill Scott, was a high-profile sports bookmaker in Toledo in the 1970s and 1980s, records show. He was convicted of federal racketeering and extortion charges, imprisoned and became a federal witness.

The politician’s uncle later fled to Antigua, where he made millions running an illegal online gambling service, court records show. Long a federal fugitive, he returned to the U.S. in 2012 and pleaded guilty to international money laundering.

From the CIR/New Times story:

“Familiar with the Scott family’s criminal influence in Toledo, (retired police officer Eugene) Fodor … explained that Ducey’s grandfather William Scott was ‘like a capo, in the New York verbiage of an organized crime gang.’

“… Several Toledo Blade news clippings from the 1960s and 1970s name William Scott (Ducey’s grandfather); his wife, Madeline Sr. (Ducey’s grandmother); and their son Billy (Ducey’s uncle), as partners in what could be considered the family business.”

The CIR/New Times story portrays Toledo as an open gambling town for much of the 20th century. The rise of Nevada casinos and federal crackdowns in the 1970s and 1980s finally ended the gambling era.

Speaker of Alabama’s House of Representatives Mike Hubbard was indicted by a grand jury and has been charged with 23 class B felony counts, including using his office for personal gain and soliciting things of value, AL.com reported.If convicted, Hubbard, a powerful player in the state’s GOP, faces a “maximum penalty of two to 20 years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines for each count.”

Among Hubbard’s charges are:

  • 4 counts of using his office as Chairman of the Republican Party for personal gain
  • 1 count of voting for legislation with a conflict of interest
  • 11 counts of soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
  • 2 counts of using his office as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives for personal gain
  • 4 counts of lobbying an executive department or agency for a fee
  • 1 count of using state equipment, materials, etc. for private gain

AL also reported that, according to the indictment, Hubbard solicited favors from the who’s who of the Alabama GOP, including:

“former Gov. Bob Riley, Business Council of Alabama CEO Billy Canary, Hoar Construction CEO Rob Burton, Great Southern Wood CEO Jimmy Rane, former Sterne Agee CEO James Holbrook, lobbyist Minda Riley Campbell, Harbert Management Corp. vice president Will Brooke and political operative Dax Swatek.”

Of course, Hubbard is denying any wrongdoing, and is calling the move purely political. On a video posted on Facebook, he said,

“Friends if there was any doubt that this was a political witch hunt, I think it is pretty clear right now that is exactly what it is. This has been going on for two years, dragging on and on, and here they come two weeks before an election and make these allegations. The fact is that we’ve done some great things in this state and some powerful people don’t like it.”

The investigation against Hubbard also resulted in charges in two other Republican members of Alabama’s house: Greg Wren and Barry Moore. Rep. Wren pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of using his office for personal gain, resigned his seat in the House, and was ordered to pay $24,000 in restitution. Rep. Moore was charged with perjury and giving false statements to a grand jury in January. He has pleaded not guilty, and trial is scheduled for later this month in Lee County.

Hubbard is just the latest in the increasingly-long line of corrupt Republican politicians to get caught red handed. The GOP always contends that these investigations are just political maneuvers by the Left, but they seem to be resulting in actual charges more and more lately, proving the party is as corrupt as we all know it to be.

http://ringoffireradio.com/2014/10/criminal-is-the-new-gop-brand-alabama-house-speaker-indicted/