Illinois lawmakers' 'internet scam' police report redacted


July 27, 2016 1:15AM (UTC)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Police in suburban Chicago have released a report filed by former state Rep. Ron Sandack over an "internet scam," but it's almost completely blacked out.

Downers Grove police released the report Tuesday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from The Associated Press. Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican, announced his resignation Monday after six years in the Legislature. He cited a fight he had over "cybersecurity" issues. He told The Chicago Tribune Monday that someone harassed him with fake social media accounts.

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The report was filed July 14. It indicates Sandack's complaint was over an "internet scam." He didn't respond to AP request for comment.

Police based the redactions on FOIA exemptions that allow withholding information that would violate personal privacy and that would obstruct a criminal investigation.


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