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Updated: Man Arrested at Lake County Courthouse

Evanston man arrested after causing disturbance while attempting to file paperwork with the circuit court clerk.

Employees at the Lake County Circuit Court Clerk's Office hit the panic button Wednesday when an Evanston man caused a disturbance by refusing to provide his ID while attempting to file paperwork.

Lee Fainman, 37, of the 1300 block of Oak in Evanston, was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with obstructing a peace officer and disorderly conduct, according to a sheriff's department press release.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Court Security Division received a panic alarm from the Circuit Clerks Office located at 18 N County St. in Waukegan.

Police said Fainman was causing a disturbance at the clerks counter while attempting to file paperwork for a case. Deputies responded and attempted to identify Fainman who refused to provide his identification. 

Fainman’s jail bond was set at $5,000. He was released after posting 10 percent of the required bond amount. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 7.

Submitted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office

Editor's Note: Attorney Gregory L. Goldstein e-mailed Patch stating, "Mr. Fainman has retained counsel and denies any and all alleged wrongdoing in this matter."

Hummingbird_Lover December 23, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Excellent reporting by getting both sides of the story, The Waukegan News-Sun usually just reports the police side of the story.

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