Prosecutors say Michael Cook was a St. Clair County circuit judge when he got heroin from Sean McGilvery “on an almost daily basis.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney James L. Porter said Wednesday the 34-year-old McGilvery is a danger to the community and could intimidate witnesses.
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.
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.