SGPD closes investigation of former township supervisor

By on March 15, 2013

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police Department last November opened an investigation regarding several reimbursement checks made payable to former Township Supervisor Dan Nagel.

The Police Department recently closed that investigation.

“No prosecution will take place,” interim Police Chief Ron Moser said on Monday.

Nagel served on the Township Board for 38 years, and was elected supervisor in April 2005. He resigned from the position on Oct. 30, 2012, citing personal and family reasons as factors in his decision to step down.

According to a Sugar Grove Police Department document dated Oct. 31, 2012, township trustee Scott Jesseman in late October met with police to speak about activity that he had discovered while serving in the capacity of a trustee for the township.

Jesseman in the document stated that he had filed a Freedom of Information Act request regarding payment disbursements made to Nagel, and that there had been “several suspicious reimbursement checks made payable to Nagel from Sugar Grove Township.” The document also states that Jesseman “felt he needed to report the matter,” and that he “had some files that could substantiate his claims.”

“(The investigation) has been closed,” Moser said. He declined to comment further.

Nagel also declined to comment.


  1. Jules Mitchel

    March 16, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    It is unfortunate that given the preponderance of the evidence, case history of the individual from former officials and residents in the community that had come forward as well as clear
    and convincing evidence that was presented; it doesn’t surprise me during an election year that police action or State’s Attorney’s office took a step back because the dollar amount wasn’t large enough to prosecute or perhaps because of politics? If the investigation would have gone further into the financials of all accounts, could the taxpayers be assured that the police made the right decision? On a positive note, at least the trustee recognized the discrepancies and took action to do what was right for the people and not worry about the
    politics. Honest government is rare and so are honorable officials.

  2. Tim Wilson

    March 18, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Thank You Dan Nagle for your decades of service. As a 20 year resident and voter I have nothing but praise for your dedication to the township.

  3. Mike B.

    March 29, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    And why exactly is now-resigned Supervisor Nagel aggressively backing Clerk Tom Rowe for Township Supervisor? Is there something that still needs to be covered up..?