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Adams Co. Board member asks that charges be dropped in central IL case

Adams Co. Board member asks that charges be dropped in central IL case

1 year, 2 months ago by Scott Hardy

Brent Fischer files motion in Macon County to drop forgery, misconduct charges

A former Adams County Sheriff, and current member of the Adams County Board, has asked that charges he faces in central Illinois be dismissed.

Brent Fischer was in Macon County Circuit Court in Decatur Thursday for a pre-trial hearing on three counts of forgery and one count of official misconduct. Records show that Fischer's attorney has filed a motion to dismiss the charges, and that a hearing on the motion will be held March 23rd. Prosecutors say Fischer improperly certified a law enforcement officer while Fischer was executive director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. According to the indictment, on January 11th, 2019, Fischer made a document designed to look like a Training and Standards Board officer certification. The indictment also says that Fischer attached the electronic signature of Board Chair Tim Gleason to the document, without Gleason's permission. Fischer was fired from his state job in September 2021 after state inspectors found that he gave a certification to philanthropist Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, even though he wasn't qualified to be a law enforcement officer.

Fischer is free on bond.

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