Court Watch: Criminal and Civil Investigation Deepens Against Physician
Attorney for Dr. Rajat Prakash says more alleged victims' attorneys are trying to "stir up stuff" for civil case.
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week.
Dr. Rajat Prakash was put on leave last month after it was alleged he fondled a patient. Five woman have come forward since the physician's arrest, a civil attorney says, leaving the door open for a civil suit.
ORLAND PARK — Kustok Murder Hearings Continued to April
A year and half later, investigations continue into the death of Allan Kustok's wife, Jeanie.
Mohammad Salahat is accused of driving other men to murder John and Maria Granat in Palos Township in September 2011.
Also, pretrial hearings were continued six weeks for Palos Hills-resident Joseph Campione. Though he has since pleaded not guilty to theft, Campione turned himself in late last year after surveillance footage showing a man steal a donation canister from a Crestwood convenient store was released to news sources.
Prosecutors presented their evidence in what could be the first of three cases against Dawn Hamill.
TINLEY PARK — An Orland Park involved in a DUI accident related to the death of a 70-year-old Tinley Park woman returns to court in just one week. Nicholas Gorny was more than four times the legal blood-alcohol limit when his car crossed lanes and struck a car driven by Loretta Falat, who succumbed to her injuries a month later, police said. Gorny pleaded not guilty in November.
On the Docket Next Week
Michael T. Kelly, Oak Lawn man charged with aggravated battery in the beating of a little girl
Norberto Rodriguez, a former Chicago cop from Oak Forest charged with first-degree murder
Nicholas Gorny, Orland Park man charged with two counts of aggravated DUI leading to a death
Rodney Albright, a Palos Park employee accused of videotaping a girl in the bathroom of his Lockport home
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