On May 4, 2010, Mr. Joseph L. Giacchino, Jr. had his high-powered lawyer, former Cook County Chancery Judge Joseph Casciato, and other attorneys appear in a Chancery Court Room at the Daley Center in hopes of convincing Chancery Judge Leroy Martin, Jr. (son of former Superintendant of Chicago Police) to temporarily reinstate Giacchino’s suspended Illinois medical license. It was a spectacular failure. According to a source, Giacchino’s legal team was nearly thrown out of the courtroom. The whole instance was colored in a humorous light because Giacchino’s attorneys purportedly walked into the courtroom as if they were O.J. Simpson’s Dream Team. Unfortunately for Giacchino, this Dream Team was a total nightmare.
It probably did not help that former Judge Joseph Casciato is a major crony of Chicago Outfit Boss John “No Nose” DiFronzo.
In an earlier hearing that day at the Illinois Building, the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations held their first prosecution hearing against Giacchino. The state will be calling nearly 20 prosecution witnesses to prove their case against Dr. Feelgood. I am unsure of the number of defense witnesses that might be called by Giacchino’s lawyers. The hearings are expected to last for one or two weeks.
If my memory serves me correctly, the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations relied on roughly a third of the number of the current prosecution witnesses when they yanked Giacchino’s medical license the last time.
KTF Media Group will soon be in possession of the transcripts of the public hearings on the Giacchino matter. We will publish the transcripts of Giacchino’s hearings in toto.