Case Details

Case # 18 CC 2
Judge Jessica A. O'Brien
Disposition Complaint dismissed
Decision Date 11/1/2018

Case Summary

The Complaint alleged that on February 15, 2018, following a trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, a jury found Respondent guilty of mail fraud and bank fraud related to a scheme to defraud lenders and entities in connection with the purchase and financing of her investment properties. The Complaint also alleged that on April 26, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on the Petition of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission ("ARDC") for Interim Suspension in light of this jury verdict and the conduct underlying it, suspending Respondent from the practice of law until further order of Court. The Complaint alleged that although the Illinois Constitution requires all judges to be "licensed attorney[s]-at-law of this state," Respondent has continued since her suspension to hold the office of title of Circuit Court judge, continues to receive a judicial salary, and seeks retention in the upcoming judicial elections. Further, the Complaint allegedthat this undermines public confidence in the judicial system, is prejudicial to the administration of justice, and brings the judicial office into disrepute.

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