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Intake Initiation 

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Stealing someone's identity to buy everything from cars, consumer goods, and mortgages, while leaving the victim's credit rating in ruins is one of the fastest growing crimes in America.

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Cook County is home to a large and vibrant immigrant population, and the rich diversity of our immigrant communities is one of our region’s great strengths. Unfortunately, there are individuals who target and prey on these communities, and immigrant witnesses and victims of crime may fear cooperating with law enforcement due to their immigration status. 

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As we all continue to cope amidst this unprecedented public health crisis, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) would like to remind you to be cautious of unscrupulous businesses or companies that may target and prey on consumers by charging excessively high prices f

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Answer:  Yes. The Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation bans price gouging. It became effective on March 9, 2020 and remains in effect for at least 30 days. 

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The State’s Attorney’s Office’s review of officer-involved shooting cases where a death has occurred is the subject of intense public interest.

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“The time for justice is now, especially for communities of color who have long been disproportionately impacted by low-level cannabis convictions and the failed war on drugs. We look forward to continuing our efforts to ensure the broadest relief possible under this revolutionary law." – Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

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Misdemeanor Deferred Prosecution Program (MDPP)  Pre-Plea Defendants are assessed by licensed community service providers for behavioral health, housing, and/or veteran needs. Veterans are sent to Veterans Affairs for assessment and services. Charges are dismissed upon successful completion of the assessment where providers will offer services to defendants based on their needs. Eligibility 

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The Mortgage Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions Unit leads a targeted response to this epidemic in Cook County. The Unit is devoted solely to handling these complex prosecutions by overseeing long term investigations which often lead to the arrest of multiple defendants.

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OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS

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Post-plea treatment-court programs are offered at arraignment and require defendants to plead guilty to participate. Cook County’s Post-Plea diversion programs are overseen by the Office of the Chief Judge.

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Pre-plea diversion programs are also known as “deferred prosecution” programs. They are offered atbond court and while there is an implication of guilt, pre-plea programs do not require participants toplead guilty to the charges they are facing.

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