November 26, 2008
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Criminal Courts Reporterfirstname.lastname@example.org
A Cook County correctional officer has been charged with bribery and official misconduct for allegedly purchasing cigarettes for a female inmate.
The inmate allegedly asked Cook County Jail guard Javier Toro, 23, about bringing her supplies at the jail, Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Evans said during Toro’s bond hearing today. She gave him the phone number of a woman who would pay for the supplies, prosecutors said.
During his lunch break on Nov. 18, Toro allegedly met the woman at a Citgo gas station at 4319 W. 47th, Evans said. He then charged to his credit card six packets of loose Kite brand tobacco and two lighters. The woman allegedly gave Toro $100 on behalf of the inmate.
Toro was stopped by authorities when he tried to give the tobacco to the inmate back at the jail, Evans said.
Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Toro held in lieu of $20,000 bail