Accused drug dealer drowning in 25 years' worth of debt

News of Naperville resident Michael Robert Vilim's arrest this week for trying to sell $1 million worth of cocaine to undercover police came as no shock to a one-time associate. Full Story
Odd

AOL

#427 May 14, 2008
I meant a deal with the government regarding his arrest.That loan is so upside down it should be a case study in bad investing.Just too ironic that those date changes occur on a similiar time schedule not to have some sort of meaning.
It is however just speculation on my behalf.
TWA

AOL

#428 May 28, 2008
Looks like the MV foreclosure sale for tomorrow is on...

Date: 5/29/2008
Case Number: 06CH289
Opening Bid:$349,281.81
X-MV

Elmwood Park, IL

#429 May 28, 2008
Nobody is going to bid that high on that dump in that location and in this market.
TWA wrote:
Looks like the MV foreclosure sale for tomorrow is on...
Date: 5/29/2008
Case Number: 06CH289
Opening Bid:$349,281.81
antknee

AOL

#430 May 28, 2008
dose any body know what time M.V. court time is on the 29
Curious

Chicago, IL

#431 May 29, 2008
MV was scheduled for 9:00.
Buster

Englewood, CO

#432 May 30, 2008
Defendant: My wife, cop had an affair
DRUG ARREST
May 30, 2008Recommend (2)
By STEWART WARREN SWARREN@SCN1.COM
JOLIET -- A Naperville man asked a judge Thursday to dismiss drug charges filed against him because of an unusual set of circumstances.
Michael R. Vilim says he was an informant for the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, the team of police officers who arrested him nearly two years ago.
And he also says Sue Vilim, his wife, was involved in an affair with a MANS officer.
Vilim, 49, of 816 Royal St. George Drive, a former self-employed options trader, was arrested in September 2006 and charged with eight counts of manufacture or delivery of more than 900 grams of cocaine; two counts of manufacture or delivery of cocaine; and one count of possession of cocaine. He allegedly delivered drugs valued at more than $1 million to MANS officers during a two-month period.
Vilim is being held at the Will County jail on a $3 million bond.
Thursday hearing
Represented by Richard A. Kayne and Demetrios Panoushis, Vilim appeared in Will County Judge Robert Livas' courtroom Thursday for a hearing on the motion to dismiss.
"(While working as an informant, Vilim) was urged and directed by MANS agent (Wilfredo) Rivera to facilitate not only purchase of narcotics but also 'reverse buys,'" according to documents filed in court.
Rivera was the agent who had a sexual relationship with Sue Vilim, according to testimony.
Although Rivera told his supervisors he was involved with Sue Vilim, that information -- and the fact that Vilim was an informant -- state prosecutors did not give it to the defense. Vilim's lawyers discovered the facts during their investigation in the case. So the judicial process, hasn't been fair, court documents claim.
Officer testifies
When Rivera, a member of the state police who is a former MANS officer, testified Thursday, he admitted to having a sexual relationship with Sue Vilim in the late 1990s. The Vilims had an open marriage, and he rekindled his relationship with Sue Vilim several years later, Rivera testified.
Despite claims to the contrary made by the defense, Rivera said that Vilim knew about their affair. On one particular evening, Rivera had dinner with the couple at their home, and there was a "sexual interlude," he testified, although he didn't elaborate.
"Look at him," Rivera said, indicating Vilim. "He's twice my size. I assure you, I would not have been involved with his wife without him being comfortable with it."
Vilim wasn't a MANS informant, Rivera testified. Although Vilim once talked about people who were pressuring him to get involved in some kind of illegal activity involving either counterfeit money or drugs, he never actually because a confidential source of information in any formalized way, Rivera testified.
And he didn't know about Vilim's alleged drug dealing.
"I had no clue whatsoever," Rivera testified.
Curious

Chicago, IL

#433 May 30, 2008
Why would the state prosecutors have to inform MV's attorney that he was an informant? MV would have made that clear from day one to his attorney. Why would an informant sell drugs to the people he's working for. Sounds like MV's defense team is starting to dig deep into the bag. The open marriage makes sense. It explains the lack of family structure.
Tom

AOL

#434 May 30, 2008
For those who have read the comments on this blog from the beginning, a whole lot of people talked about MV and SV's open lifestyle.

SV as a Sunday school teacher....hilarious.

MV and SV deserve each other.

The 4 kids are the ones getting screwed, no pun intended.
Odd

AOL

#435 May 30, 2008
I have an odd fealing that SV involvement is deeper.
This still does not dismiss MV from taking people's money to invest.The open relationship may explain why some people are afraid to come foreward
Mary

Naperville, IL

#436 May 31, 2008
Naperville Sun, Friday, May 30, 2008

Cop's affair adds twist to trial
Local man charged with selling drugs

By Jennifer Golz jgolz@scn1.com
JOLIET ­-- The case against a Naperville man accused of selling drugs to undercover officers may be tainted by one of the narcotics agents who was having an affair with the man's wife.

Attorneys for Michael Vilim, 39, of 816 Royal St. George Drive, say the self-employed options trader was arranging to sell nearly 3 kilograms of cocaine to undercover agents - as a confidential informant himself, with the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad.

But Illinois State Police Sgt. Wilfredo Rivera says Vilim was never an informant of MANS, but rather an acquaintance whose wife he occasionally slept with.

"It was a friends-with-benefits (arrangement) with a couple of friends that had an open marriage," Rivera said of his relationship with Vilim and his wife.
Rivera was called to testify as to that relationship on Thursday in Will County Circuit Court in the defense's motion to dismiss the five-count indictment against their client, citing the exculpatory evidence and failure by prosecutors to provide all requested discovery.

Rivera, who worked as a MANS agent at the time of Vilim's Sept. 25, 2006, arrest, said his superiors knew of his relationship with the Vilims.

But that relationship was never disclosed to prosecutors assigned to the case, who only learned of Rivera's connection after Vilim's previous disclosure - a sure sign of a "cover-up" by MANS, according to defense attorney Demetri Panoushis.

Rivera was questioned extensively by co-defense counsel Rick Kayne about MANS records that show Vilim was assigned an undercover name - George Saint - after he provided information that led to the arrest of three California men trafficking drugs through Rosemont.

Those records, among others, are what the defense says they have not been provided despite the prosecution having rested in discovery nearly a year ago.

"The more we ask for, the more we find discovery will go on ad nauseum," Panoushis said. "If discovery cannot be completed in two years in a simple manufacture case, I don't see how we can move forward."

Will County Judge Robert Lavis ordered the hearing on the defense's motion be continued to June 26 when more witness testimony will be given.

In the interim, Lavis signed an order directing prosecutors to subpoena records related to Rivera's cell phone use in 2006 leading up to Vilim's arrest. The subpoenas will be returned to Lavis, who will release them to defense counsel.

"I don't want this to turn into the O.J. Simpson trial," Lavis said. "Lets get this done in our lifetime."
Joe

AOL

#437 Jun 2, 2008
Does anyone know if the mansion (ha ha) in Cress Creek actually sold at the foreclosure sale?
X-MV

Elmwood Park, IL

#438 Jun 3, 2008
This is all very amusing and typical MV/SV drama. One thing you can count on with these folks is they will always be involved with something shady, no words spoken can be believed and they will do whatever possible to cover their butts when in a bind. Expect the unexpected 100% of the time. Very far-fetched and desparate attempt. Just goes to show how messed up they really have become. Too bad for their kids to have to go through all of this.
Mary M

AOL

#439 Jun 3, 2008
Odd wrote:
I have an odd fealing that SV involvement is deeper.
This still does not dismiss MV from taking people's money to invest.The open relationship may explain why some people are afraid to come foreward
SV's involvement in this as you alude to above is an angle I hadn't thought of.

Some people can't come forward because their spouse may not know of their "open" relationship with SV and MV.
Marlene

Bloomingdale, IL

#440 Jun 3, 2008
This whole story is just amazing. The wifes involvement and affair just puts the icing on the cake. And informant???
Curious

Chicago, IL

#441 Jun 3, 2008
Odd and Mary M you may be on the right track. MV and SV working together to get "acquaintances'" family jewels in a vice without knowing it, gaining their trust as bed partners and then convincing them to "invest" money through MV. If and when they catch on to MV's scam they threaten to tighten the vice if they say anything or go to the police. Sounds like something right down their alley.
X-MV

Elmwood Park, IL

#442 Jun 3, 2008
Finally some of us are catching on to these people and their shenanigans. All you have to do is open your eyes and ears, then use some common sense. These are definately two individuals with some very deep rooted and disturbing problems. They prey on others to get whatever it is that they want with no conscience. This situation is absolutely far-fetched and ridiculous. MV will go down no matter what as he doesn't have a leg to stand on.
Odd

AOL

#443 Jun 3, 2008
Keep in mind that the judge can't take into account what MV may have done to people on this board regarding their money.IF MV shows this cop has something going with SV,it is over.MV will then sue for false imprisionment.After all,he took down 3 guys alleged drug dealers in Rosemont.
The original article in paper when he was busted stated that the police had been watching him for awhile.Who did he buy from? A cop? Was it solely a buy from a cop and sale to a cop? That rings of setup.
Again,it does not dismiss his actions for what he may have done to other peolple.
The few people who spoke to police on this board have complained that Naperville has acted in an almost unresponsive manner to their situations,maybe this police thing goes deeper.Just another odd thought.
X-MV

Elmwood Park, IL

#444 Jun 4, 2008
What has been done to people on this board does speak volumes of MV's character. It also adds to the list of other shadyness. The common denominator is MV/SV in all accounts so it is pretty clear cut on the problem vs 100's of unrelated individuals. MV/SV have a calculated plan and SV's involvement with the guy is pre-meditated for a reason.....Leverage and insurance. In any event, I am confident that justice will be served when all the cards are laid on the table in court. Who are the jury and judge to believe....Officers/MANS agents or MV/SV? Again, common denominator and character.
Odd wrote:
Keep in mind that the judge can't take into account what MV may have done to people on this board regarding their money.IF MV shows this cop has something going with SV,it is over.MV will then sue for false imprisionment.After all,he took down 3 guys alleged drug dealers in Rosemont.
The original article in paper when he was busted stated that the police had been watching him for awhile.Who did he buy from? A cop? Was it solely a buy from a cop and sale to a cop? That rings of setup.
Again,it does not dismiss his actions for what he may have done to other peolple.
The few people who spoke to police on this board have complained that Naperville has acted in an almost unresponsive manner to their situations,maybe this police thing goes deeper.Just another odd thought.
John

AOL

#445 Jun 4, 2008
He is worth more out than in.
X-MV

Elmwood Park, IL

#446 Jun 4, 2008
Meaning....
John wrote:
He is worth more out than in.

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