An Illinois judge who was convicted of fraud abandons the charge.
Cook County Circuit Judge Jessica O'Brien's lawyer said on Wednesday she had signed the necessary documentation to end her judicial career.
O & # 39; Brien was convicted of fraudulently obtaining mortgages for investment property in Chicago and illegally pocketing more than $ 300,000.
The court listened between 2004 and 2007, before becoming a judge, O & # 39; Brien had lied to the lenders to approve loans for $ 1.4 million.
Of this, $ 325,000 was saved for her, Patch reported.
Jessica O & # 39; Brien (pictured) was found guilty of fraud and resigned as a circuit judge in Cook County
The property was finally purchased through a straw buyer, who turned around and testified against him.
While O & # 39; Brien was in the middle of the plan, she was employed by the Illinois Department of Revenue, as a loan officer for a mortgage company, and owned her own real estate company, the court heard.
US District Judge Thomas M. Durkin denied last week several motions made by his attorneys seeking an acquittal or a retrial.
Steve Greenberg said his client had always said he would resign if he was denied post-trial petitions.
O & # 39; Brien fraudulently obtained a $ 1.4 million mortgage, of which she saved $ 325,000
After Durkin's decision, O & # 39; Brien filed a notice to finalize his withholding offer with the Illinois Secretary of State's Office.
He said he was retiring from the race "in light of the federal court's decision in my case."
O & # 39; Brien had been on the bench since 2012, and was the first Filipino judge elected in the county.
She is married to Judge Alan O & # 39; Brien of Cook County, who is not accused of any wrongdoing.
The former judge is married to Alan O & # 39; Brien, who is also a Cook County Circuit Judge. He is not accused of any wrongdoing