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Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Prosecutors: Man Sold Heroin to St. Clair Co. Judge Almost Daily

Prosecutors say Michael Cook was a St. Clair County circuit judge when he got heroin from Sean McGilvery “on an almost daily basis.”

10/17/2013

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

St. Clair County Expands Drug Testing Months After Judge’s Overdose

The American Civil Liberties Union says the new policy opens the county up to lawsuits but Mark Kern, the St. Clair County Board Chair, disagrees.

10/02/2013

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Drug Dealer in St. Clair County Judge’s Death Seeks Jail Release

34-year-old Sean McGilvery is accused of conspiring with two others to buy drugs for resale in the Belleville area. Judge Joe Christ died when he and a former judge were using the drugs.

06/12/2013

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Prosecutor: Judges in Drug Scandal Fixed Tickets

State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly said the alleged ticket-fixing surfaced during an audit of Joe Christ’s work as a prosecutor under Kelly before Christ died in March.

06/06/2013

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St. Clair County Judge Charged With Heroin, Gun Possession

Wearing cutoff shorts and a T-shirt with the slogan “Bad is my middle name,” St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook pleaded not guilty.

05/24/2013

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