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Urbana Schools Asst. Superintendent arraigned on eavesdropping charge

Byndom with his attorney, leaving the bench

Samual Byndom, leaving the hearing

Posted by on Friday, November 30th, 2018 @ 12:01 pm.

From our friends the Edgar County Watchdogs

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URBANA, IL. (ECWd) – Samual J. Byndom, Assistant Superintendent of Schools at Urbana School District 116, was charged earlier this month with eavesdropping.

In previous reports, it was alleged that he purchased a voice activated ink pen and placed it in the closed session meeting room of the School Board prior to their meeting.

Judge Olmstead presided:

  • Champaign County 18-CF-1595 – Charge of Eavesdropping, that he intentionally, on October 28, used an eavesdropping device to surreptitiously record all or part of a private conversation in which he was not a party. Mainly a closed meeting of the Urbana School Board.
  • Possible penalties are Class 4 Felony with a maximum of 3 years in prison, a fine, and /or probation.
  • Defendant requested a preliminary Hearing
  • Preliminary Hearing set for December 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom B (3rd floor)
  • Recognizance Bond set at $3000

Prior to this arraignment, the Court permitted Extended Media Coverage.

To view the video of the hearing, hit this link

Short URL: https://www.disclosurenewsonline.com/?p=107261

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