From Fox News Chicago
Updated: Friday, 26 Jun 2009, 10:08 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 26 Jun 2009, 9:18 PM CDT
34 year-old Jeffrey Pachter is a warehouse worker who got to know Drew Peterson in the mid-90s when they both worked for a cable wiring company, that according to Pachter’s wife.
Peterson at the time was moonlighting from his job as a Bolingbrook Police Sergeant.
Pachter, who was 18, had been charged with criminal sexual abuse for his relationship with a girl who court records indicate was 13-to-16 years old.
Peterson reportedly helped Pachter get court records that later resulted in Pachter pleading guilty to a lesser charge.
When prosecutors arrested Peterson and charged him with the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, they alleged he tried to hire a hit man in late 2003, while divorcing Savio.
Pachter’s wife, whom Jeffrey is now divorcing, said he never mentioned it at the time.
But late last year when Pachter tried to reconcile with his family, he told her all about it.
According to Mrs. Pachter, Jeff said Peterson called one night and offered him $25-thousand to kill Savio but he said no and no money was ever paid.
He only told one person at the time. That friend, she says, kept the secret until Peterson’s fourth wife Stacy disappeared, and then he went to police.
Pachter is vacation with his parents in Wisconsin.
We reached his mother by phone and she said they had no comment.
Thanks, Lola, for spotting this!
UPDATE June 28:
Public records show that Jeffrey Pachter was charged with a crime, paid his dues, and that the case was closed in 1995.
09-29-1995 0001 4650 TERMINATE SENTENCE – SATISFACTORILY
In the eyes of the law, Jeffrey A. Pachter “satisfactorily” paid his debt to society 15 years ago.
The public records show he has no further cases of criminal sexual abuse on his record. DuPage County records show that his only active case is that of the current divorce: Case Number 2009D 000064.
Case Title IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF JEFFREY A PACHTER AND NICHOLE K PACHTER
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