Former Drug Court Judge Assigned to Halfway HouseA former Metro East judge serving a two-year prison sentence for heroin possession and a weapons charge has been assigned to a St. Louis halfway house as his release date nears.
Two Sentences Reduced in Belleville Courthouse Drug ScandalEx probation officer and former legal client of jailed ex Judge Michael Cook leaving federal pen early
William Cosby Acquitted in Murder Trial Do-OverInitial conviction involved now-imprisoned St. Clair County Judge Michael Cook (pictured)
Former Judge to Serve Sentence in FloridaOne-time St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and guns last year, shortly after the death of fellow judge Joe Christ.
Former Judge to Report to Prison WednesdayMichael Cook, 44, pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges.
Second Conviction For Man In East St. Louis Robbery KillingGregory Muse had first conviction overturned due to judge that presided over it.
Disgraced Illinois Judge Awaits Prison AssignmentMichael Cook is getting time to square away things before serving a two-year sentence on heroin and gun convictions.
Ex-Judge Gets Two Years in PrisonMichael Cook of St. Clair County was sentenced Friday on drug & weapons charges
Plea Deal Rejected in Ex-Illinois Judge's CaseA federal judge rejected a plea deal on heroin and gun charges for former Illinois judge Michael Cook.
Group Renews Call for Drug Testing of JudgesProtestors raised their voices, Friday, outside county courthouse in Belleville
Former St. Clair County Judge Expected to Plead Guilty in Heroin CaseA former St. Clair County Circuit judge who oversaw felony and drug cases, is expected to plead guilty to heroin and weapon charges today.
Retrial Ordered After Judge Accused of Drug AbuseJurors found 55-year-old Gregory Muse guilty in March of first-degree murder after a trial overseen by then-St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook.

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