Monday, December 2, 2013
The web page of the illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission reports recent disbarments of two former state prosecutors.
Mr. Hogan, who was licensed in Illinois in 2008, was disbarred. While employed as an assistant state’s attorney in Carroll County, he pursued a personal relationship with a 19-year-old woman he had prosecuted as a criminal defendant. He also pursued a personal relationship with a 17-year-old girl who was the victim in a child pornography case he prosecuted on behalf of the State, and he engaged in criminal conduct with the victim. He did not participate in his disciplinary hearing. He was suspended on an interim basis on March 28, 2013.
Mr. Terronez, who was licensed in 1997, was disbarred. While serving as the State’s Attorney of Rock Island County, he furnished alcohol to a minor and then lied to police authorities who were investigating the matter. The minor had been the victim of sexual assault by one of her teachers. Mr. Terronez had prosecuted the girl’s teacher but then began a personal relationship with the girl that included sending her sexually-charged text messages. He was suspended on an interim basis on October 12, 2011.