Former Iroquois County Clerk Sentenced for Defrauding Taxpayers
Former Iroquois County Clerk Mark Henrichs has been sentenced to 60 days' jail time and 30 months probation for what's been described as a trailer swap scheme. Henrichs was removed from the clerk's post in September, upon his conviction on two counts of theft, two counts of forgery, and four counts of official misconduct for defrauding Iroquois County taxpayers out of $17,500. He also has to pay that amount in restitution. Investigators say the 53-year old Henrichs sold a trailer to the county for use as a polling place without disclosing that he owned it, and then used that money to buy a newer trailer for his family - while also paying off credit card debt.