By: Diane Benjamin
State’s Attorney Don Knapp just sent me the final documents. The City of Bloomington is getting $430,230. The Illinois Department of Revenue is getting $19,770. That’s where the $450,000 previously reported came from.
Butler plead guilty to a Class A misdemeanor for manipulating concessions sales.
BMI Concessions, operated by John Butler plead guilty to one Class 1 felony connected to BMI Concessions. Personally Butler is not a felon.
John Butler will spend 90 days on monitored home confinement. The sentence was 91 days with credit for 1 day served.
Bottom line is Butler bought his way out of this one.
Read the final documents here:
Since my days of playing lawyer are OVER, I had a lawyer look at those documents to verify what was agreed to. My lawsuit proved Butler did not pay the city the amount he should have based on the City owned Micros equipment records. It appears that wasn’t brought up as evidence.
My final court story: https://blnnews.com/2016/08/26/bombshell-sit-down-before-reading/