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