Ill. Judge Says Gov't Can't Pin Her In $1.4M Mortgage Scheme

Law360, Chicago (May 17, 2017, 3:01 PM EDT) -- An Illinois county judge indicted as part of a $1.4 million mortgage fraud plot asked the federal judge overseeing her case to dismiss the charges Tuesday, arguing the individual transactions the government outlines don’t constitute a cohesive scheme that she can defend herself against.

Cook County, Illinois, Circuit Court Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien said the government relies on four separate real estate deals to bring the counts of mail fraud and bank fraud she faces in the indictment. Without describing how these transactions are part of...
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