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Case against former Delavan municipal clerk carries on

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Gazette staff
February 11, 2012
— The case against a former Delavan municipal clerk has extended to a year and a half with Friday’s scheduling of a status conference for April 17.

During an arraignment Friday, Henry Johnson, 57, Sharon, pleaded not guilty to failing to perform duties as a public official. Court records indicate he is charged with 50 felony counts of failing to report dozens of drunken driving citations to the state. Johnson also waived his right to a speedy trial.


The case goes back to November 2010 when Johnson was issued a summons and complaint. Both District Attorney Phillip Koss and defense attorney Frank Lettenberger said one of the reasons the case has taken this long is because of its “complexity.” Lettenberger said another reason for the length of the case is that is it unique. He said he has never seen a similar case.


Johnson is free in a $5,000 signature bond.



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