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Archive for August 1st, 2009

Ex-Fed Prosecutor Who Monitored Detroit Police Hires Ex-Fed Prosecutor as Her Lawyer

Vincent Cohen Jr./law firm photo

Vincent Cohen Jr./law firm photo

This case is not going away and Sheryl Robinson Wood has figured that out. Don’t be surprised to see the FBI push for an all out criminal probe.
By JOE SWICKARD
Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — Ousted Detroit police monitor Sheryl Robinson Wood has hired a former prosecutor as questions swirl around her relationship with ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, her oversight of lagging police reforms and six-figure monthly fees.

Wood, who was removed a week ago when the FBI uncovered text messages indicating undisclosed meetings and communications with Kilpatrick, chose Vincent Cohen Jr., who said Wood looks forward to quickly clearing her name.

Authorities are weighing investigations of Wood’s tenure and the slow pace of reforms.

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Illinois U.S. Atty. Candidate Chases and Tackles Thief

Now certainly it can’t hurt to nab a criminal  when you’re being considered for a  U.S. Attorney post. It gives you that all around tough-on-crime image.  Next test: Let’s see if he can single handily capture a murderer or a terrorist.

Steve Wigginton/law firm photo

Steve Wigginton/law firm photo

BY BETH HUNDSDORFER
The Belleville News-Democrat
BELLEVILLE — Steve Wigginton doesn’t know whether it is a requirement for a U.S. Attorney to chase down, tackle and detain criminals, but if there is, he can check that off his list.

Wigginton, a finalist for the job of U.S. attorney of the Southern District of Illinois, caught and held a man suspected of walking into his law office and snatching a secretary’s wallet Wednesday afternoon.

“I guess I would have that requirement covered,” Wigginton said when reached by phone on Thursday.

Freddie L. Davis, 46, of 212 Kinder in Cahokia, now faces two counts of burglary and remains in custody in lieu of $75,000 bail, said police Capt. Don Sax.

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