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January 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Book signing with The
Honorable Judge Charles P. Kocoras
January 16, 2020 5:30 pm
In the late 1970’s and 1980’s, the United States Attorney’s Office based in Chicago and agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation undertook an investigation of judicial corruption in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI managed to maintain secrecy about the investigation for years, permitting the use of undercover law enforcement personnel appearing before elected and appointed county judges. The maintenance of secrecy was essential to the success of the investigation.
The lengthy investigation revealed that a group of lawyers routinely paid some judges to secure favorable treatment for their clients. The corruption was concentrated in cases in traffic court and in the criminal courts, along with a few in civil courts.
The book is a fictional version of Operation Greylord. It describes characters, events, cases and testimony which are reflective of the actual investigation.
The Honorable Judge Kocoras will be discussing his book on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm.
NHM Members- Included with membership
Non-NHM Members- $10