Mr. Amato has chosen not to respond to me related to the Motion to Appoint a Special Prosecutor.   It is my contention Mr. Amato does not have a conflict in the case, and there is no grounds for an appointment of a special prosecutor to be appointed.  Regardless the judge has appointed a special prosecutor.  Mr. Amato simply is not what he claimed to be during the election.
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On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 12:57 PM, Casey P <casey1167@gmail.com> wrote:

Rick Amato
State’s Attorney, DeKalb County, IL.
133 West State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Mr. Amato,

I spoke to an attorney at the Attorney General’s office.
(Dave Navarra 555-555-5555) (redacted for the internet)
Summary of what he told me:
1.  It is up to the elected SA to make the determination if they have a conflict.
2.  The “new” SA can make a decision that they do NOT have a conflict.
Sir, it is completely YOUR decision  if you are going to be tough of crime or if you are going to continue to let Judge Stuckart try to find someone to do your job.
Casey Porter
On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 12:53 PM, Casey P <casey1167@gmail.com> wrote:
Rick Amato
State’s Attorney, DeKalb County, IL.
133 West State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Mr. Amato,

I noted in the article in the Daily Chronicle today you were quoted as: “DeKalb County State’s Attorney Rick Amato, who unseated Schmack in the November election, said that because the request mentioned “current employees” of the office, he couldn’t investigate it, either. He said it would be up to a judge – rather than his office – to find an attorney to take the case.”  (http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2017/01/21/perjury-complaint-languishes-for-lack-of-prosecutor-in-mccullough-case/a23g0dm/)

Sir, with all due respect, in the January 15, 2017 email below  showed clearly you do not have a conflict.  Mr. Richard Schmack’s opinion on the matter is completely irrelevant, and there has been no ruling by a Dekalb County Judge that a conflict actually exists.
If it is your desire to be “tough on crime” than be tough on crime.  Hiding behind Mr. Schmack’s opinion is not rational given you ran a campaign against him on the grounds you were a better attorney to be the County’s head prosecutor.
Casey Porter
On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 4:47 PM, Casey P <casey1167@gmail.com> wrote:
Rick Amato
State’s Attorney, DeKalb County, IL.
133 West State Street

Sycamore, IL 60178

Mr. Amato,
Per the County Clerk’s office, and my Motion for Status on case 2016-MR-00271 has been received. ( https://jackdmccullough.wordpress.com/a-new-chapter-2016/ )
I would like to make two points related to this issue:
1.  As much as it is apparent Mr. Richard Schmack is a man of incredible integrity, I believe based the the following he was incorrect in requesting a special prosecutor, and I believe you are required to investigate this case because there is no actual conflict of interest.  I base this on the following:
a.  The American Bar Association in Standard 3-1.5 Duty to Respond to Misconduct  ( http://www.americanbar.org/publications/criminal_justice_section_archive/crimjust_standards_pfunc_blkold.html ) states the following:  “(a) Where a prosecutor knows that another person associated with the prosecutor’s office is engaged in action, intends to act or refuses to act in a manner that is a violation of a legal obligation to the prosecutor’s office or a violation of law, the prosecutor should follow the policies of the prosecutor’s office concerning such matters. If such policies are unavailing or do not exist, the prosecutor should ask the person to reconsider the action or inaction which is at issue if such a request is aptly timed to prevent such misconduct and is otherwise feasible. If such a request for reconsideration is unavailing, inapt or otherwise not feasible or if the seriousness of the matter so requires, the prosecutor should refer the matter to higher authority in the prosecutor’s office, including, if warranted by the seriousness of the matter, referral to the chief prosecutor.”  (emphasis mine)
b.  You, Mr. Amato were not involve in any part of the prosecution, sentencing, or appeals associated with Case No. 11 CF 454.
c.  You, Mr. Amato are now the Chief Prosecutor for Dekalb County.
d.  You, Mr. Amato as the Chief Prosecutor your roll, as defined by the American Bar Association, is to investigate and  prosecute wrongdoings related to the investigation and prosecution of Case No. 11 CF 454 as discovered by Mr. Richard Schmack.  ( https://jackdmccullough.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/richard-schmack-march-25-2016-court-filings.pdf )
e.  You, Mr. Amato should file complaints with the ARDC for any misconduct of former prosecutors who’s misconduct was identified by Mr. Schmack.
2.  Requesting the Honorable Robbin Stuckert to appoint a special prosecutor on grounds of conflict where no conflict exist is unethical at this point. Mr. Schmack theoretically could have had a conflict based on his overseeing of the sentencing for Mr. McCullough, you would have no such theoretical conflict.
 
Simply put Mr. Amato, I believe if you do not investigate the blatant and clear perjury of Det. Lau, and investigate other wrongdoings identified by Mr. Schmack in his March 25, 2016 court filing you are in violation of the ethic rules ascribed by the ABA and the Rules of Professional Conduct for the State of Illinois.
 
I would appreciate a response related to these issues in reasonable amount of time.
Thank you,
Casey Porter
CC: Brian Stampfl, SPD
CC: Rebecca Boatright, SPD

On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 9:18 AM, Casey P <casey1167@gmail.com> wrote:

Rick Amato
State’s Attorney, DeKalb County, IL.
133 West State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Mr. Amato,
Please find attached the Motion for Status On Appointment of a Special Prosecutor for Case No. 16MR271.  A hard copy of this will be mailed to you today.
There is some question if I have standing in this case even though my name is mentioned in the original filing.  If I do not have standing it would appear you are the only person that does, I therefor request that you as the State’s Attorney file a similar motion.  At a minimum Richard Schmack identified perjury in the case of Jack McCullough by a law enforcement officer, and almost 140 days later absolutely no action has been taken.
As the State’s Attorney I hope you appreciate when the prosecution of law enforcement for blatant criminal activities is not prosecuted it is a blight on the criminal justice system.
I have copied Brian Stampfl of the Seattle Police Department.  The Seattle Police Department has their investigation related to the falsification of police reports in the case of Det. Lau on hold awaiting the results of the case in Sycamore.  There is also some issue related to their investigation of false statements made by Det. Steiger which I believe is also on hold pending the results of the case in Sycamore.
Please confirm the attachment opens.
Thank you,
Casey Porter
CC: Brian Stampfl