Michael Allison had a pre-trial hearing on June 2, 2011, in Crawford County, Illinois. His case was delayed until later in the summer after a judge granted the prosecution's request for more time to prepare.
Allison faces five felony eavesdropping charges, each count carries up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
He publicly recorded audio of law enforcement officials without their consent. That's perfectly legal in most states. But it's actually a crime in Illinois, based on an old eavesdropping statute.
For updates on this case and Illinois' eavesdropping law, click here to watch our original investigation.