Sean McGilvery

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Two Sentences Reduced in Belleville Courthouse Drug Scandal

Ex probation officer and former legal client of jailed ex Judge Michael Cook leaving federal pen early


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.”



Prosecutors Oppose Release of Suspect in Judge Scandal

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


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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.


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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.


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