Report: High-Ranking Circuit Court Clerk’s Employee Tied To Gang

MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — Just a couple of weeks before Election Day, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown is trying to figure out what to do about a long-time employee of the clerk’s office who is an alleged gang leader.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Chicago Crime Commission’s Gang Book names Maurice Henderson as the leader of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday morning.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports

Henderson serves as the Circuit Court clerk at the Maybrook Courthouse in Maywood, and the Sun-Times reports he has access to sensitive documents such as search warrants, arrest warrants and applications for wiretaps.

Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitezel, the head of the West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association, tells the Sun-Times’ Kim Janssen it is “outrageous” that a reputed gang member has found his way into such a powerful position.

The paper reports it is believed that confidential information has been leaked from the Maybrook Courthouse for some time.

Henderson, 46, has worked for Cook County since 1998. He admits he knows gang members, and even has a tattoo of the Imperial Insanes’ cane and star symbol, the Sun-Times reports.

But he said he was 13 years old, while he now has a family and a career, the Sun-Times reported. He insists to the newspaper that he is not in a gang.

  • Jack

    Better investigate this guy and dorothy brown.

    • Mike in Bucktown

      Ha ha ha…better investigate everyone and everything and spend all our tax money on nothing, right, moron?

      Where is your tin foil hat?

      • Jack

        So do nothing about is your answer, moron?

  • GO Southside

    There is only one way to leave a Gang. He knows which way it has to be. SO he is still a gang memeber.

  • justice...

    Is this a shock to anyone??

    • Silver

      Gang members are a fixture throughout State, County and City government, especially county and city government. Simply Thank Mayor Daley.

      • Jim

        Your crazy! This is so completely rare. Gangsters don’t work for a living!

  • Spookiest spook

    What are his gang colors? Black?

  • Just Axin

    This is classic Dorothy Brown BS. I’m sure he gave her some campaign $ along the way. It would be great to see if any cases were compromised with his access. I’m sure he couldn’t resist looking up names and addresses.

    • Jimmy

      Pucinski hired this guy…Pucinski endorsed Munoz

      And….the Police Chief in question here? His nephew did NOT get hired by the Clerk’s office- thats why this jerk sent it to the papers and didn’t arrest anyone.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Dorothy sure has the most appropriate last name!!! LOL !!!



  • tony

    Dorothy Brown has alot of shady people around her.How about Capt atkins from the cook county sheriffs depat fired from the department only to be a body guard for dorthy brown and landed a better job after being fired from the sheriffs dept

  • tom sharp

    Don’t forget Term limits of one! This means vote for Munoz this time around. Then dump him in 4 years.

  • Centurion

    LEAVE THE GUY ALONE! NO felony arrests…his background is legally clean…let him work….support his family….and continue contributing to the system

    • Jack

      If he’s in a gang, he’s involved in illegal acitivity. Probably compromised county business as well. As I said, investigate him and brown.

    • chicagolinda

      The ADULT BULLIES on this site were bullies as children and just do not know how to stop being a bully.
      According to the PERFECT HUMANS of the world (aka bullies) even if you have once been part of a crime you are no longer allowed to better and reinvent yourself and forge forward and have a normal life!
      His “so-called” criminal past happened over 30 years ago!

      MOVE ON EVERYONE……he has and so should you! Go volunteer at a Nursing home or Children’s hospital…do something positive!

  • Moe

    Like our we really surprised by this???? Wasn’t a felon employed under Stoger?? haha good old Crook County.. Hey Centurion.. ever go to court and see who has all these nice jobs??? Just remember what Tom Sharp wrote. Vote them out and than vote in new and do it again!

    • Moe

      opps my bad … should of been written… * are* we really…..

  • Steve Earl

    If this cop thought there was some crime, why didn’t he arrest the man in question? Oh that’s right, because there is no crime.

  • non

    Its Crook County, anyone shocked or surprised?

  • Really

    No different than the mafia and Mayor Daley so what’s the difference?

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  • chicagolinda

    So what does his “background” show? What has he done over the past 20 years? So what if he really has moved on in life? MUST he keep on paying for his past?

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