Nos. 94-2678, 94-2679.

57 F.3d 553 (1995)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Adam STILLO, Sr. and Joseph T. Stillo, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 9, 1995.

Rehearing Denied July 5, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Scott T. Mendeloff, Asst. U.S. Atty., Office of the U.S. Atty., Crim. Div., Chicago, IL, Barry Rand Elden, Asst. U.S. Atty., Office of the U.S. Atty., Crim. Receiving, Appellate Div., Chicago, IL, Jonathan Drimmer (argued) Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC, for U.S.

Charles K. Piet (argued), Chicago, IL, Michael D. Ettinger, Ettinger & Pechter, Palos Hills, IL, for Adam Stillo, Sr.

Edward M. Genson, Marc W. Martin (argued), Genson, Steinback, Gillespie & Martin, Chicago, IL, for Joseph T. Stillo.

Before POSNER, Chief Judge, and CUMMINGS and MANION, Circuit Judges.

CUMMINGS, Circuit Judge.

On July 29, 1993, a jury found Judge Adam Stillo guilty of racketeering and, along with his nephew, lawyer Joseph Stillo, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right. Both counts were based on Judge Stillo's corruption of the Cook County, Illinois, Circuit Court. Defendants appeal their convictions. We affirm.


Defense attorney Robert Cooley first met Judge Stillo at a party in 1976. Cooley asked...

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