• Judge won't dismiss charges against accused animal abuser

    6 days ago - By Topix

    Katie Smith file photo - ksmith shawmedia.com Mike Braun, formerly of McHenry, leaves the McHenry County Courthouse after a hearing on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges Dec. 7. A man argued Wednesday that members of a liberal Facebook group fabricated a police report that led prosecutors to charge him with animal abuse and disorderly conduct. McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt on Wednesday denied a hand-written request to dismiss the charges against former McHenry resident Michael Braun .
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