Probation Worker Accused of Selling Cocaine to Judges Expected to Plead Guilty
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Cook found his Christ's body and called 911, telling the operator he thought his friend had probably fell and hit his head face first, which is why his nose was bleeding.
Cook would later be arrested for being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of heroin. He resigned from the bench on May 29.
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Christ's death instigated an investigation into charges that Cook had allegedly used his powers to delay a charge against a friend accused of concealing a woman's death. That friend, Sean D. McGilvery, was accused of selling heroin.
Cook was at McGilvery's house when he was arrested.
Fogarty had originally pled not guilty, but KSDK reports he will change it. he is expected to plead guilty to the distribution of cocaine charges on November 6.