Former judge convicted for rigging murder cases dies

October 21, 2008 4:28:20 PM PDT
Former Cook County judge and convicted felon, Thomas Maloney, died Monday. According to Maloney's former attorney, Terence Gillespie, he suffered from kidney failure and had been living in a nursing home.

Maloney was found guilty in April 1993 of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes for fixing three murder cases and a fourth felony case. He had retired from the bench in 1990.

His conviction was part of the investigation into judicial corruption dubbed Operation Greylord in the mid-1980s.

During a 1999 I-Team jailhouse interview with the former judge, Maloney adamantly denied ever taking money to throw cases.

Maloney was 83 years old.


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