Published at 1:18 p.m. on February 26, 2014
| Modified at 1:20 p.m. on February 26, 2014
At 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, former St. Clair County Circuit judge Michael Cook arrived at U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to learn whether he gets the 18-month prison deal he bargained for or whether U.S. District Judge Joe Billy McDade will reject the deal because he thinks Cook deserves a longer stint. With him is his father, prominent Belleville attorney Bruce Cook.
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