FBI: Man Admits Selling Cocaine to 2 Judges

May 28, 2013

An investigator says a southwestern Illinois probation worker admits using cocaine with two judges and selling them the drug.

St. Clair County probation worker James Fogarty is charged in federal court in East St. Louis with cocaine distribution and possession charges.

FBI Agent Joseph Murphy alleges Fogarty provided cocaine to St. Clair County judges Michael Cook and Joe Christ. The agent says Fogarty sold the men the drug before they went to a hunting cabin where Christ died of a cocaine overdose.

Federal prosecutors charged Cook on Friday with possessing heroin and having a gun while illegally using controlled substances. He has pleaded not guilty.

Court records don't show an attorney for Fogarty and there was no answer at his home phone listing.

Story source: AP