Crime & Courts

Carpentersville man gets jail for falsely accusing judges

Robert D. Sperlazzo, 63 of Carpentersville, was sentenced by Carroll County Judge Val Gunnarsson of the 15th Judicial Circuit to 180 days in the Kane County jail.
Robert D. Sperlazzo, 63 of Carpentersville, was sentenced by Carroll County Judge Val Gunnarsson of the 15th Judicial Circuit to 180 days in the Kane County jail.

CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville man was sentenced to jail Tuesday for contempt of court after he falsely accused judges of illegal and unethical practices, including efforts to suppress due process and holding kangaroo court proceedings.

Robert D. Sperlazzo, 63, of Carpentersville, immediately began serving the 180-day sentence in the Kane County Jail, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney Office.

Sperlazzo knowingly and without legal authority filed documents purported to be legal documents on 12 separate occasions between June 2011 and May 2012, the release states.

The purported court orders accused multiple circuit court judges in Kane County of illegal and unethical practices. Sperlazzo claimed that judges held kangaroo court proceedings, attempted to railroad a case and conspired to suppress due process, the release states.

Judge Keith Brown in January 2012 prohibited Sperlazzo from filing the purported documents.

Sperlazzo later violated the judge’s order by continuing to file the documents, the release states.

Carroll County Judge Val Gunnarsson delivered Sperlazzo the contempt of court sentence since the case involved actions directed at Kane County Circuit Court judges.

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