That Was Cold Judge
- A Cook County Sheriff’s officer apparently committed suicide in jail early Tuesday after he and his partner were arrested in a federal corruption sting.
Stanley M. Kogut, 45, was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell in the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago, officials said.
His partner, Robert Vaughan, 44, wore an orange jail suit Tuesday morning when he appeared in U.S. District Court on charges of conspiring to commit robberies of marijuana, contraband cigarettes and cash.
At the end of his hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Martin told him: “Hang in there, Mr. Vaughan. OK?” Vaughan didn’t respond. He sat down and held his head in his hands before being led away by deputy U.S. marshals.
Really Judge? "Hang in there"? After his co-defendant, co-conspirator, co-offender just hanged himself? Anyone think a defense attorney could make a lot of hay over this?