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Cook County probation official interfered in probe, witness says

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Chicago Tribune
by Cynthia Dizikes and Todd Lighty

Philippe Loizon
Philippe Loizon
Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune

Philippe Loizon, shown in 2014, a deputy chief in Cook County's probation department, is at the center of an investigation into whether the office conducted illegal searches.

Cook County probation department boss under investigation allegedly interfered in inquiry, witness says

A high-ranking boss at the center of an investigation into possible civil rights violations by Cook County's probation department allegedly interfered in the nearly yearlong inquiry, a key witness has told the Tribune.

The witness said Philippe Loizon, a deputy chief in the probation department, promised him a job and arranged for him to receive hundreds of dollars to meet with the Chicago law firm conducting the investigation. Loizon also had his lawyer sit in and monitor the interview, according to both the lawyer and the witness.

The witness, former probationer Robert Jones, said that he protected Loizon during the interview by not telling investigators everything he knew and that he lied in an affidavit.

Although Locallo has represented Loizon in the past, he said he is not representing him in the probation investigation.

Locallo said he was not paid for his role in facilitating Jones' interview and has not seen Jones since that summer day at Laner Muchin's offices. Since then, Locallo said, Loizon told him that Jones asked Loizon for money, texting him his bank account routing numbers. Locallo suggested Jones is now claiming he lied because he did not get paid.

Jones denied the accusation and said he reached out to the Tribune because Loizon did not deliver on his alleged promise of a job.

Joseph Gagliardo, Laner Muchin's managing partner, said that until the Tribune brought Jones' allegations to their attention, "there was no indication by anyone that we interviewed, that the process had been interfered with in any way."

He said he was unaware of the ties between Loizon and Locallo.

 


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