This story from Black Five is getting out there for all to read about a young Marine sergeant, Mike McNulty, heading to Iraq, who had his car "keyed," allegedly by an anti-war lawyer in Chicago, Jay R. Grodner, who owns a law firm in the city and has offices in the suburbs. The lawyer is refusing to pay the $2400 cost to repair SGT McNulty's vehicle.
Please help by publicizing this story as the court date is TODAY at which time the lawyer will more than likely ask for a continuance ... and this young Marine has to report to his base Thursday.
Black Five has the entire story. Read the comments, too, for contact info and ideas from others on how to publicize this case.
Black Five's post begins ...
Marine Sgt Mike McNulty is on activation orders to Iraq (second tour). On December 1st, 2007, Mike went to visit a friend in Chicago before deploying to say goodbye. In order to get to his friend's residence, and keep in mind that Chicago is a myriad of diagonal and one-way streets, the front entrance (right way) to the one-way street was blocked. Mike, being a Marine, overcame and adapted by driving around the block to the other end of the street and backing up all the way to his friend's place.It gets better ... read the entire post here.
While saying goodbye, at about 11am, he noticed a man leaning up against his car. Mike left his friend's apartment and caught the man keying his car on multiple sides.
After caught in the process, the man told Mike, "you think you can do whatever you want with Department of Defense license plates and tags". (In Illinois you can purchase veteran, Marine, or medal plates. Mike has Illinois Marine Corps license plates.) During the exchange, he made additional anti-military comments.
Mike called the Chicago police and had the man arrested. A citation against the man was issued for misdemeanor criminal damage to private property.
Contact info from Mr. Grodner's website:
Jay R. GrodnerSemper Fi, Sgt. McNulty.
Law Offices of Jay R. Grodner
625 Deerfield Road –Suite 406
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 444-1500
Fax: (847) 444-0663
30 N. LaSalle St. - Suite 1210
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 236-1142
Fax: (312) 236-6036
I have 30 years experience in handling paternity cases in Illinois in Public & Private Practice starting as a prosecutor prior to the admissibility of parental blood testing.