By John Kraft & Kirk Allen Illinois (ECWd) – Former Illinois State Senator Sam McCann underwent procedures in a hospital the same day he was schedule for trial on the 2021 indictments on charges of misusing campaign funds. He apparently failed to notify federal probation authorities when he arrived at his home after he was
By John Kraft & Kirk Allen
Illinois (ECWd) –
Former Illinois State Senator Sam McCann underwent procedures in a hospital the same day he was schedule for trial on the 2021 indictments on charges of misusing campaign funds. He apparently failed to notify federal probation authorities when he arrived at his home after he was released from the hospital.
According to the federal docket, McCann entered the hospital for medical diagnostic testing on February 5, 2024, and the court was notified. The court then issued a subpoena to the hospital for his medical records.
On February 6, 2024, the government requested the trial start on Feb 7th, and requested McCann be released from the hospital. Defendant was ordered to communicate with the probation officers upon release. Trial was rescheduled for Feb 12, 2024.
On Feb 7, McCann communicated to probation officer that he was released from the hospital and was on his way home.
He failed to notify probation after he arrived at home, did not reply to a phone message asking for a return call, and did not comply with the probation office’s request.
On Feb 8, the government filed a Motion to Revoke Pretrial Release and asked for an immediate hearing. This motion alleged Mccann “repeatedly violated his conditions of pre-trial release by, among other things, providing false and incomplete information to the Court and failing to comply with this Court’s most recent order to communicate with the probation office.” They also allege he has not complied with verification that all firearms had been removed from is residence.
On Feb 9, a hearing was held on the motion to revoke, the court ordered revocation of McCann’s pretrial release after reviewing his cell phone data – “the Court finds by clear and convincing evidence the Defendant has violated his conditions of pretrial release and that it is unlikely the Defendant will abide by his conditions or any combination of conditions of pretrial release.”
Defendant was then arrested and placed in custody of United States Marshalls pending trial.
Trial is still scheduled to begin today, February 12, 2024.
*We first wrote about McCann’s and his alleged illegal campaign donations received from a public (government-owned) hospital in July of 2016.