* Unusual in a civil case…
* One of those being sought is Joe Nasella, who circulated petitions for the alleged put-up candidate Grasiela Rodriguez in the 2016 Democratic primary. Jason Gonzales finished second in that primary and he’s now suing Madigan’s organization.
Nasella has proved to be elusive. From last month…
Two of the people named on nominating petitions as gathering signatures for Rodriguez, Frank Glass and Joseph Nasella, have been paid by Madigan-controlled political funds, state records show. […]
Gonzales’ attorneys have sought Nasella’s deposition, according to court records. So far, he has not sat for questioning, though Peraica told the Tribune that Nasella was served with a request after several months of failed attempts.
* The other person being sought is Mike Kuba, who also apparently circulated petitions for Rodriguez. From the order of contempt and body attachment…
To effectuate this order, the United States Marshal is authorized to use necessary and reasonable force in entering and searching the premises in which Michael Kuba may be found.
Upon the arrest of Michael Kuba, the United States Marshal shall provide him with a copy of this order and bring him immediately before a United States district or magistrate judge in the district or districts in which he has been taken into custody. If Michael Kuba is found within the Northern District of Illinois he is to be brought before this court. The United States Marshal finally shall, to the extent feasible, notify the attorneys for the Plaintiff of the time and place that the Michael Kuba will be brought before the district or magistrate judge. Upon receipt of said notice, Plaintiff’s counsel is directed to immediately notify counsel for all Defendants by email.
Neither are apparently current members of the 13th Ward Organization. Nasella was a member, but was “dismissed” a “year or so ago,” I’m told by the Madigan camp.