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Former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger Announces Indictment of Cook County Attorney

Best & Flanagan partner and twice Presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorney, Tom Heffelfinger, announced the charges against Cook County Attorney Tim Scanell at a news conference in Grand Marais, Minnesota on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

Tom Heffelfinger was appointed in March of this year as a special prosecutor to review the findings of a Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation into the allegations of an improper relationship. Tom Heffelfinger made his announcement at the Cook County Courthouse where Scannell was shot in the thigh and abdomen almost two years ago.

For more detail on the indictment, visit http://www.startribune.com/local/230066001.html

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