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In addition to being friends for years, McGilvery is also linked to Cook through a 1999 injury liability case where Cook was his lawyer, and in a 2011 drug possession case where Cook was the judge. Cook dismissed the felony drug possession charge in May 2012 after McGilvery completed a drug treatment program. Read more here: www.bnd.com...=cpy
St. Clair County Probation Officer James K. Fogarty told a federal agent that he sold coc aine to the late Circuit Judge Joe Christ before Christ's death, according to an affidavit signed by a federal agent. Fogarty was charged Friday with felony distribution and possession with intent to distribute coc aine. Read more here: www.bnd.com...=cpy
I'm not sure how I feel about him being free right now. I can't help but think that if he was an average Joe, he would be jailed. His bond was set at $10,000 and he didn't have to pay anything to be free. The federal prosecutor wanted him kept in a medical facility for treatment, but the judge allowed him to be treated as an outpatient.
U.S. Magistrate Clifford Proud allowed Cook to go free on the condition that he be placed in drug treatment, surrender his passport, stay out of trouble and away from drugs until his trial. Read more here: www.bnd.com...=cpy
Fogarty, during the interview at his home, told FBI Agent Joe Murphy that he used coc aine with Christ and Cook. He went on to tell Murphy that the judges split an eight-ball of coc aine, about an eighth of an ounce, paying about $140 apiece. Forgarty told Murphy that he remembered hoping that it wasn't an overdose when he'd heard that Christ died. Fogarty related a conversation that he had with Cook a couple of days after Christ's death. Fogarty talked to Cook in his chambers and Cook told Forgarty that he heard a bang and went into the bathroom of the Pike County hunting cabin where the two were staying and found Christ dead on the floor, according to the affidavit. Fogarty estimated that Cook had been to his residence 15-20 times and used coc aine approximately 10 times and occasionally at golf outings, the affidavit stated. Read more here: www.bnd.com...=cpy