Daily Archives: March 14, 2008

King Sarto, Personality disorder?, Infamous Crime?

There’s Only My Way!


“Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductiveness, usually beginning in early adulthood.”

“The essential feature of the histrionic personality disorder is a pervasive and excessive pattern of emotionality and attention-seeking behavior. These individuals are lively, dramatic, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. They may be inappropriately sexually provocative, express strong emotions with an impressionistic style, and be easily influenced by others.”


Sarto said Humpfer’s conviction last week on four counts of misdemeanor domestic battery warrants his immediate ejection.

On Wednesday, Sarto sent a letter to both Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Kane County State’s Attorney John Barsanti requesting they take action to remove Humpfer.

The letters sought “quo warranto” action, a legal term describing an effort to establish the legitimacy of an officeholder’s claim to his seat.

It is commonly used to remove publicly elected officials who have committed crimes but who refuse to relinquish their offices.

“It is my opinion that the severity of these convictions necessitates a judicial determination that Paul Humpfer has been convicted of an infamous crime and that the conviction would require a forfeiture of his office,” Sarto said in the letters.



A person convicted of a felony, bribery, perjury or other infamous crime shall be ineligible to hold an office created by this Constitution. Eligibility may be restored as provided by law.
Those found guilty of a misdemeanor can retain their seats.http://ag.ca.gov/opinions/section_803.php

Code of Civil Procedure, sections 803-811

An action may be brought by the attorney-general, in the name of the people of this state, upon his own information, or upon a complaint of a private party, against any person who usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises any public office, civil or military, or any franchise, or against any corporation, either de jure or de facto, which usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises any franchise, within this state. And the attorney-general must bring the action, whenever he has reason to believe that any such office or franchise has been usurped, intruded into, or unlawfully held or exercised by any person, or when he is directed to do so by the governor.


Law Dictionary:

Infamous Crime

A crime which works infamy in the person who commits it. 189 S.E. 441. At common law, any infamous crime was one that rendered the person convicted thereof incompetent as a witness. 4 N.Y. Cr. R. 545, 546. This was based on the theory of untrustworthiness whereby a testimonial disqualification was imposed to prevent the introduction of evidence thought not entitled to credence. In this sense, infamous crimes comprehended treason, felonies and any crime involving the element of deceit [crimen falsi] 23 F. 136, 137 and examined the nature of the crime rather than the nature of the punishment inflicted. The modern view of infamous crimes, which under Art. V of the Constitution must be prosecuted by indictment, is any crime that is punishable by death or imprisonment in a state penal institution, with or without hard labor for more than one year. See 604 F. 2d 569, 572. Under this view, it is determined by the nature of the punishment, which a court is authorized to impose, and not by the character of the crime. The common law procedure of excluding witnesses because of prior infamous convictions is no longer followed, although such convictions may affect the credibility of the witness. See 182 A. 2d 15, 16.


“When we endorsed candidates in the Carpentersville Village Board election last spring, we said we believed Carpentersville needed a strong, respected voice to solve the village’s many problems and someone to counter the autocratic behavior of Village President William Sarto.”

“It was for those reasons we endorsed appointed Village Trustee Paul Humpfer for election to a full term. It is also for those reasons we now ask him to resign.”
“We do not ask for his resignation lightly nor happily, because we cannot imagine a village in which the strongest voice is William Sarto.”

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