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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.

Cook County

OAK LAWN —

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 —

A year and half later, investigations continue into the death of Allan Kustok's wife, Jeanie.

PALOS —

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. , 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.

TINLEY PARK —

Prosecutors presented their evidence in what could be the first of three cases against Dawn Hamill.

Will County

TINLEY PARK — An Orland Park involved in a 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

MONDAY

Kevin Skaritka,

TUESDAY

Hui Zheng,

Michael T. Kelly, Oak Lawn man 

WEDNESDAY

Norberto Rodriguez,

THURSDAY

Nicholas Gorny, Orland Park man

FRIDAY

Rodney Albright, a Palos Park employee 

 

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