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August 27, 1985 | Associated Press
The highest-ranking judge charged in the federal Operation Greylord investigation of corruption in the Cook County courts was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for taking bribes and fixing traffic cases. Cook County Judge Richard LeFevour, 54, was convicted last month on 59 counts of mail fraud, racketeering and income-tax violations. During his trial, prosecutors said he had peddled justice "like it was apples" and "spent money like a drunken sailor." U.S. District Judge Charles R.
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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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December 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Twenty-two more people, including a circuit judge and two former judges, were charged with crimes ranging from bribery to racketeering Wednesday as a result of the Operation Greylord investigation of corruption in the nation's largest court system. The first indictment alleges that Circuit Judge Raymond Sodini, 58, worked with former Associate Circuit Judge James Oakey, 54, to collect kickbacks from attorneys working in their courtrooms in exchange for referring clients to them.
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July 31, 1986 | United Press International
A former Cook County circuit judge was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday and fined $33,000 for his illegal dealings with attorneys revealed in Operation Greylord, a federal investigation of corruption in the nation's largest court system. John Reynolds was the sixth current or former judge to be sentenced in the undercover investigation and the first to be fined. U.S. District Judge William T.
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July 31, 1986 | United Press International
A former Cook County circuit judge was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday and fined $33,000 for his illegal dealings with attorneys revealed in Operation Greylord, a federal investigation of corruption in the nation's largest court system. John Reynolds was the sixth current or former judge to be sentenced in the undercover investigation and the first to be fined. U.S. District Judge William T.
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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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July 19, 1985
Cook County Circuit Judge Wayne Olson and Chicago lawyer James Costello pleaded guilty to bribery and racketeering charges resulting from the Operation Greylord investigation of judicial corruption. The pleas bring to 21 the number of persons convicted or pleading guilty to charges stemming from the three-year FBI investigation into corruption in the Cook County Circuit Court system.
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August 30, 1988 | United Press International
Former Cook County Circuit Judge Martin Hogan was found guilty Monday of taking bribes, becoming the 13th jurist convicted in the federal Operation Greylord investigation of the nation's largest court system. Hogan, 48, was convicted of one count each of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy and three counts of filing false income tax returns.
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August 21, 1985
Three former Chicago police officers who cooperated in the federal government's Operation Greylord investigation of corruption in the Cook County court system were sentenced to terms of 15 to 30 months for filing false income tax returns. The three, Lawrence McLain, Arthur McCauslin and James LeFevour, helped convict LeFevour's cousin, Judge Richard LeFevour, of accepting bribes. Richard LeFevour is to be sentenced Aug. 27.
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December 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Twenty-two more people, including a circuit judge and two former judges, were charged with crimes ranging from bribery to racketeering Wednesday as a result of the Operation Greylord investigation of corruption in the nation's largest court system. The first indictment alleges that Circuit Judge Raymond Sodini, 58, worked with former Associate Circuit Judge James Oakey, 54, to collect kickbacks from attorneys working in their courtrooms in exchange for referring clients to them.
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August 27, 1985 | Associated Press
The highest-ranking judge charged in the federal Operation Greylord investigation of corruption in the Cook County courts was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for taking bribes and fixing traffic cases. Cook County Judge Richard LeFevour, 54, was convicted last month on 59 counts of mail fraud, racketeering and income-tax violations. During his trial, prosecutors said he had peddled justice "like it was apples" and "spent money like a drunken sailor." U.S. District Judge Charles R.
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