Cook County prosecutor charged with d...

Cook County prosecutor charged with drug use, possession

There are 22 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 21, 2008, titled Cook County prosecutor charged with drug use, possession. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Cook County prosecutor Chad Sabora hung his head as an assistant state's attorney detailed the evidence against him Thursday at a bail hearing.

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Bummer

AOL

#1 Feb 22, 2008
No reason to be a junky, You cant trust a junky protecting kids or in any other capacity. Sorry to hear about his parents but thats still no reason. The city should start testing all employees...
bogreene

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 22, 2008
the drug culture has grabbed victum number 1,987773399,01
may now someone will figure out that maybe we have a little
problem here,instead of just loocking every dope user up.the
jails are full of these people who need help not just the slammer.
Margaret C

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 22, 2008
Shame on you! Of course he should be held to a higher standard... 3 years out of his life to clean up his act! He should not be near the juvenile court either. He is a young man with a good mind putting it to no good use... find him a job where he's not exposed to the temptation of drugs and can use his skills to the benefit of society.
Marcia

Gilberts, IL

#4 Feb 22, 2008
He should get the hardest sentence he can get. He should know better. I dont care what has happened to his personal life. What a joke!!!!!!
Start cleaning out your court system!!!!!!
Anonymous

Stillman Valley, IL

#6 Feb 22, 2008
Your article did a great job of exposing a prosecutor who has some issues. However, it failed to mention that his mother passed away recently, so no doubt, there are compelling reasons why he is having problems. This is why I dislike the media. Leave the poor guy alone, or at least do your due diligence to ensure that you have ALL of the facts. From a fellow attorney.
bic1968

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Feb 22, 2008
It's pathetic to see that since he worked in the judicial system, someone feels that he should be shown some leniency.
And they say the court system is blind.....WHAT A JOKE!!!
Anonymous

United States

#8 Feb 22, 2008
The article states

"The half a gram of drugs has a street value of about $50, McCarthy said."

but it does not say how much of the drug was found at the scene. This could factor into the decision between a "small problem" and/or greater charges.
Mrs Watts

Glen Ellyn, IL

#9 Feb 22, 2008
Yea put another Young person in the system!!! Obviously he needs help...Not to be arrested..I think the judicial system has lost it's compassion....Or should I say doesn't have any compassion. If anybody noticed, people on drugs are not having fun! They need help. If he was in his right mind, Do you think he would have been on the west side getting High??? If he's been on upaid leave since December, what is the court system doing to help him??? He lost both his parents......He needs Prayer not Probation
steve

Waterloo, IL

#10 Feb 22, 2008
mr sabora should be sentenced to twice the time for this crime with no parole get the corruption out of Chicago and out of our state we deserve better.
Connie

Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 22, 2008
I don't condone anything this man has done but to hold him to a higher standard is unfair.
Any person with any job is at risk of falling into this kind of life.
If Police Officers are not held to a higher standard why should anyone else be.
Anthony

United States

#12 Feb 22, 2008
screw him with the stats att. member!
Big D

Naperville, IL

#13 Feb 22, 2008
Will he be disbarred or something like that? What a waste!
NELLY

Woodridge, IL

#14 Feb 22, 2008
It is very sad what has happened here today. He is human and less than perfect so I feel he should be held to the same standards, however if he is found guilty, he should have the felony held against him regarding his employment and he will realize how he really goofed up his life because no one wants to hire felons be it a mistake or hard times or whatever. Welcome to the real world.
Justice For All

New York, NY

#15 Feb 22, 2008
Lock this junky up for the full 3 years. My only concern is that the prosecuters will protect "one of thier own" and get the case tossed on a technicality.
Ofer

Cedar Rapids, IA

#16 Feb 22, 2008
Chad is my friend. He has had hard time, I don't know if he's ever prosecuted anyone for drugs, so I can't say if he's a hypocrite or not. The drug laws hurt everybody. It's a shame. We love you, Chad.
Joe Crackhead

Skokie, IL

#17 Feb 22, 2008
Stupid!!! This guy prosecutes drug offenders on a regular basis. Has he gone light on these people because he too is a junky or has been extra tough because he feels so much guilt as a result of his own drug use? Interesting question. Clearly there's a conflict here. Should the states attorney's office review all of his drug cases? Possibly! The man's a knucklehead! And as such he should "prosecuted to the full extent of the law"...and some.
People are ignorant

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 22, 2008
1) Drug addictions and what triggers relapses do not discriminate between economic class, ethnicity, education level or by what you do for a living; 2) Chad should be treated like everyone else who has committed the same offense w/ similar background or lack thereof; 3) Let's post mugshots in the paper of every person who commits a first-time drug offense. State's Attorney's are not like Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan.
Chad Sabora

Camdenton, MO

#19 May 6, 2010
Interesting reading all these comments about strangers opinions about me who know nothing. I lost both my parents and went to a shrink who got me hooked on oxycontin which in reality was the subsatnce I was found with after being tested. I had a hard time but now I run a free legal clinic to help others who suffer from the disease of addiction. So all of you with your opinions can keep your mouths shut you don't know anything about what happened or all the good I have done because it!!!!!!!!!!
Chad Sabora

Camdenton, MO

#20 Mar 29, 2011
Hey DIPSH** get your facts before you make statements that are false. I never prosecuted a drug case. My job was to go after dead beat dads to pay child support. So before you attack me get your facts straight sh*$head and also get your facts about what was actually in the car, not heroin. It was my prescription for anxiety and depression thats why the case was dismissed. Maybe you get off on other peoples misfortune. So why don't you SHUT THE F*&K UP!!!!!!!!!!
Joe Crackhead wrote:
Stupid!!! This guy prosecutes drug offenders on a regular basis. Has he gone light on these people because he too is a junky or has been extra tough because he feels so much guilt as a result of his own drug use? Interesting question. Clearly there's a conflict here. Should the states attorney's office review all of his drug cases? Possibly! The man's a knucklehead! And as such he should "prosecuted to the full extent of the law"...and some.
No one

Funabashi, Japan

#21 May 14, 2011
Chad Sabora wrote:
Interesting reading all these comments about strangers opinions about me who know nothing. I lost both my parents and went to a shrink who got me hooked on oxycontin which in reality was the subsatnce I was found with after being tested. I had a hard time but now I run a free legal clinic to help others who suffer from the disease of addiction. So all of you with your opinions can keep your mouths shut you don't know anything about what happened or all the good I have done because it!!!!!!!!!!
You are a scumbag...blah blah blah with your dissembling rationalizations..tripped up by the same legal system you went to law school for and lvowed to uphold. Ha ha ha...blame an "addiction" on anything but your own actions. Lame-o. Buh-bye loser.

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