Thursday, October 20, 2016

Crook County IL: Law clerk indicted for impersonating judge, on ballot in November

In a democracy the voters get the government they deserve.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
The law clerk accused of impersonating a judge has been indicted by a Cook County grand jury, her attorney said Thursday.

Rhonda Crawford was indicted Wednesday, said Victor Henderson, who took the unusual step of announcing the allegations against his client in advance of charges being announced by the Cook County state's attorney's office.

Crawford, who is on the November ballot for the first judicial subcircuit vacancy, said last month that she regretted "the day it happened" — referring to the impersonation incident — but still defended herself, saying she never proclaimed herself a judge.

Henderson blamed the decision to charge his client on Democratic politics and vowed Crawford "will continue to fight the good fight and win the election."
A real judge looked on as Crawford dispositioned three cases.

Crawford faces a write-in candidate in her general election race. Dopey Chicago voters will of course choose the Democrat on the ballot--Crawford. Her win in the spring Democratic Primary was a bit of a surprise, as she lost to a sitting judge. Three legal groups deemed Crawford "not recommended" because she didn't participate in their evaluation process.

UPDATE October 27:

There is an update: Crook County IL: Indicted phony judge on ballot to be real judge vows to stay off bench until case resolved

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