Judge involved in drug scandal to be sentenced Wednesday

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. - A former St. Clair County judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal is expected to be sentenced Wednesday.

Michael Cook was arrested last year and pleaded guilty to federal heroin and weapons possession counts.

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Cook called 911 after authorities say he found his friend, Judge Joe Christ, dead of a cocaine overdose.

The incident launched an investigation that led to a federal raid of Cook's home.

Cook resigned in May 2013.


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