Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2023, 3:10 PM

Convicted Ex-Judge Must Use Pension Payments to Make Restitution

Holly Barker
Holly Barker
Legal Reporter

A former Illinois judge who was disbarred after being found guilty of mortgage fraud must turn over her pension contributions to satisfy what’s left of a $660,200 restitution obligation.

The US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered Jessica Arong O’Brien to pay restitution, upon her release from prison, in monthly installments of at least 10% of her net monthly income.

O’Brien still owes $657,435 for the $1.4 million fraud.

To satisfy the obligation, the government sought the turnover of $116,885.78 in pension contributions that she made to the Judges’ Retirement System and State Employees’ Retirement System.

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