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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Federal prosecutors in southwestern Illinois say they will oppose a motion to release for drug treatment a man facing heroin trafficking charges and who is involved in a judicial corruption case.

The attorney for Sean McGilvery has asked U.S. Magistrate Donald Wilkerson to reconsider his May 30 order that McGilvery remain in jail until his trial.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Assistant U.S. Attorney James L. Porter said Wednesday the 34-year-old McGilvery is a danger to the community and could intimidate witnesses.

The 34-year-old McGilvery is accused of conspiring with two others to buy drugs in Chicago for resale in the Belleville area.

Judge Joe Christ died in March while he and former Judge Michael Cook were staying at a hunting cabin. Cook faces drug and gun charges.

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