Cook County Judge Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Charges

Chicago Tribune, Apr. 12, 2017–Steve Schmadeke
Judge Jessica A. O’Brien, who presided over a Cook County, Ill., small-claims courtroom and had served in prominent roles on numerous bar association boards, allegedly lied and concealed relevant facts from lenders to obtain more than $1.4 million in mortgages on two South Side Chicago investment properties that she purchased and sold between 2004 and 2007.