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May 2, 1987 | LARRY GREEN, Times Staff Writer
Circuit Judge John H. McCollom, accused of taking bribes as often as most people take vitamins, pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering, mail fraud and income tax charges, abruptly ending a weeklong trial. McCollom, who took money to fix drunken driving cases, told U.S. District Judge James B. Moran that he accepted payoffs "but not with the frequency" that witnesses against him had contended.
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May 2, 1987 | LARRY GREEN, Times Staff Writer
Circuit Judge John H. McCollom, accused of taking bribes as often as most people take vitamins, pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering, mail fraud and income tax charges, abruptly ending a weeklong trial. McCollom, who took money to fix drunken driving cases, told U.S. District Judge James B. Moran that he accepted payoffs "but not with the frequency" that witnesses against him had contended.
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March 11, 1987
A federal jury in Chicago convicted attorney John Ward of paying a cash bribe to a Traffic Court judge in the Operation Greylord investigation of corruption in the Cook County Court system. Ward paid a $500 bribe to Judge John H. McCollom in February, 1982, in exchange for a favorable sentencing for Ward's client, who had been charged with drunken driving, prosecutors said.
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July 3, 1987 | Associated Press
A Cook County circuit judge who pleaded guilty to corruption charges in the Operation Greylord investigation was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison and five years' probation. Judge John H. McCollom is one of nine sitting or former judges convicted in the federal investigation of Cook County judicial corruption, which has yielded 59 convictions. One judge was acquitted. McCollom, 64, was ordered to surrender Sept. 29 by U.S.
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