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Judge to well-known Naperville squatter: Get a job

Scott M. Huber

Scott M. Huber

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Updated: January 10, 2012 8:26AM

A DuPage County judge Thursday ordered well-known Naperville squatter Scott Huber to get a job as part of his probation on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges.

Judge Karen Wilson sentenced Huber to a two-year probation term, and ordered him to undergo job placement training and find a job working at least 10 hours a week.

“I feel like you need some assistance, some direction,” Wilson said. “I feel like you have certain skills to assist yourself that you are not tapping into.

“I’m serious about the job training,” Wilson added.

“I object,” Huber responded.

Wilson found Huber guilty of the two misdemeanor counts during a bench trial earlier this year.

Huber was charged in February 2010 after he shouted at Naperville psychologist Katherine Borchardt and then followed her into her Benton House office despite her demands that he leave.

Huber still disputes the evidence used to convict him, and has filed a motion seeking a new trial. Wilson will hear arguments on that request Dec. 22.

Prosecutors had asked Wilson to give Huber probation and to order him to stay away from Borchardt and two addresses in Naperville.

Often rambling, Huber complained about instigators in Naperville who antagonize him and fuel his protests. He called it “ironic” that the incident with Borchardt happened while he was trying to abide by a city ordinance prohibiting his encampment within a designated downtown zone.

Prosecutors suggested probation would be a good way for Huber to be kept from getting into future conflicts because any violations of probation could result in him getting sent to jail.

Huber was previously sentenced to court supervision after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in a 2010 incident near a downtown shop. He later tried to withdraw that plea.

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