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Former Des Plaines Police Commander Pleads Not Guilty

Timothy Veit, 55, of Mount Prospect pleaded not guilty on charges of making false statements in federal court on Wednesday.

A former Des Plaines police commander accused of falsifying records for financial gain pled not guilty in federal court on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Timothy Veit, 55, of Mount Prospect, a 31-year law enforcement veteran, was charged with was charged with one felony count of making false statements, the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated.

Veit pled not guilty and was arraigned before U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan in federal court in Chicago on Wednesday, said Randall Samborn, spokesperson at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Veit was released on recognizance bond, and his next court date is June 4 for a status hearing.

Timothy Veit, 55, of Mount Prospect, a 31-year law enforcement veteran, is accused of inflating the number of DUI arrests that would qualify for the federal funds from 30 to 152, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, between 2009 and 2012.

The false information Veit provided, according to the charges, caused a loss of $132,893 in federal funds that were reimbursed to Des Plaines for impaired driving enforcement programs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated.

A message left for Veit’s legal representation was not immediately returned at publication time.

Making false statements carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

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RIck K March 01, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Who's been in charge of this town for the last 4 years? Is it the mayor and his city council? If so, they must be responsible for the police department being in shambles, so many of the legitimate businesses have left town in that time (look at Metropolitan Square, its a ghost town), and there has been no efforts for improving anything (same old crappy Des Plaines Theater, for example). And what about doing something with the casino money other than setting it aside for "infrastructure improvements" whatever that means. How come people were happier and felt more positive about things in their city up to 4 years ago but since then there hasn't been much to talk about. Also, don't forget who got the casino here: it wasn't Moylan and his council, I promise you. I wish there was a candidate running for mayor next month who can take us back there.

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