This October 2010 photo shows St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook during his swearing in ceremony in Belleville, Ill. Cook is under federal investigation after a former prosecutor and ... more 
This October 2010 photo shows St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook during his swearing in ceremony in Belleville, Ill. Cook is under federal investigation after a former prosecutor and colleague, Joe Christ, who was found dead at Cook's cabin in rural Pike County, Ill. in March 2013 succumbed to a cocaine overdose. Cook as booted from his docket of hundreds of cases Thursday, May 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann
Fri, May 24, 2013 2:58 PM EDT