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Sentence Modification

Bobby L. McNeil appeals his judgments of conviction in two cases: the first case, where he was convicted of obstructing an officer; and the second case, where he was convicted of several counts of possession of controlled substances, obstructing an officer, and felony bail jumping. He also appeals an order denying his postconviction motion without a hearing.

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Plea & Sentencing

A grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging Wade Bonk and his two codefendants, Darcy Kampas and Timothy Wood, with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(b)(1)(A), and with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A).

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Punitive Damages

After experiencing virulent anti-Semitic abuse at the hands of Sergeant Lawrence Knasiak, Officer Detlef Sommerfield of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) filed a lawsuit against Knasiak and the City of Chicago in which he alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on his German national origin and his Jewish ethnicity.

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