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Dump Truck Involved In Corruption Charges Against Former Pleasant Prairie Public Works Director John Steinbrink, Jr Listed On Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace Listing of Truck Involved In Felony Charges

A famous dump truck involved in the allegations of public corruption has been listed on Facebook marketplace for $10,500. The disgraced former Pleasant Prairie public works director, John Steinbrink, JR was accused and charged with many felonies, one being involved with the dump truck.

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Steinbrink, Jr allegedly purchased the Village Dump Truck, a 2000 Ford Sterling L8500, for $14,500. He then ordered Village staff to repair it, spending thousands on new tires and brakes. The repairs were logged in the Department of Public Works electronic records system.

The dump truck went to auction and was sold. The high bidder never paid. It went back to auction and sold to Steinbrink.

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We messaged the Illinois man who was selling the dump truck on Facebook Marketplace. He told us he purchased the truck at an auction in Beloit, WI.

John Steinbrink, Jr. In Court For Felony Corruption Charges
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Steinbrink fired his attorney Richard Smith in March and hired Racine-based attorneys Patrick Cafferty and Carl Johnson.

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Steinbrink, Jr is scheduled to go to trial on November 27, 2023, but the Racine County DA’s office has asked for the trial to be postponed. Judge Milisauskas will decide later this month if he will delay the trial or not.


  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.


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15 Responses

  1. The corruption continues….
    John steinbrick Sr.
    Mike polokoff.
    Gene wervey.
    The continuance.
    Where’s the prosecution of this guy stealing from the public.
    Where. The justice system needs to do justice for the people

  2. If Steinbrink JR does end up in prison where he belongs, he should try his hand at art. I’m sure he could get loads of advice on how to market his handiwork if he contacts Hunter Biden.

  3. How much longer can his trial be dragged out? He must know that he is going away, let us hope anyway!!

  4. WEaring dark glasses in court makes a mockery of the judicial system. The same rules should apply to everybody. Does he have a doctor’s note?

    1. The “high bid” that did not pay at the auction house may have been working on Junior’s behalf. Put the high bid in, then don’t pay, then Junior can buy it cheap.

  5. The Steinbrink family has used the pleasant prairie Resorces as their own for many years finally you are all seeing this, they have benefited off. the taxpayers for years,
    With the father involved and get the kids jobs there, they have been using pp as their own nest egg for very long time since the early 80s.

    Dear Steinbrink family : YOU ARE NOT THE YELLOW STONE RANCH !!!

  6. What is the problem here? Any one of us good American citizens would have had been forced to have a trial by now. Let the jury decide and let’s move on. Up or down he needs to be treated just like us.

  7. Corruption corruption corruption
    Pleasant Prairie stands for corruption.
    What is sad the bureaucrats go right along with them

  8. Find out who the higher bidder was? Perhaps Racine DA could get off their ass and make a phone call.

  9. Steinbrink family is developing a 275-acre housing development east of 31 and 165. That’s about 700 houses, some in the $400,000 to $650,000 range. That should help pay Jr.’s attorneys fees.

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