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Feds oppose release of suspect in St. Clair County judge drug case

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By Dan Mueller By Dan Mueller

BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Federal prosecutors in southern Illinois say they will oppose a motion to release a man who’s involved in a judicial corruption case for drug treatment.

The attorney for Sean McGilvery has asked U.S. Magistrate Donald Wilkerson to reconsider his May 30 order that McGilvery remain in jail until his drug trafficking trial.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Assistant U.S. Attorney James L. Porter said Wednesday the 34-year-old is a danger to the community and could intimidate witnesses.

McGilvery is accused of conspiring with two others to buy drugs in Chicago for resale in the Belleville area.

Judge Joe Christ died in March while he and former Judge Michael Cook were staying at a hunting cabin. Cook faces drug and gun charges.

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