A DuPage County judge refused Friday to seal the 2005 conviction of a former Carol Stream doctor who pleaded guilty to fondling a female patient.
Angelo Consiglio, 54, argued Illinois law at the time of the offense allowed for his misdemeanor battery conviction to be sealed from the public, though the law since has been limited to rule out that possibility.
On Friday, Consiglio's victim, an Elmhurst woman, said she felt "100 percent vindicated" after Judge Ronald Sutter denied the doctor's request, citing the violent and sexual nature of the crime and Consiglio's position of trust.
Defense attorney Salvatore Miglore said his client, who is trying to build a medical practice in Florida, still has avenues of recourse.
"He's considering taking an appeal to the Second District (Appellate Court) or filing an appeal for executive clemency from the governor -- or both," Miglore said Friday.
Consiglio, an ear, nose and throat specialist formerly of Wayne, pleaded guilty and received probation in January 2005, about a year after he was accused of grabbing the woman's breast during a sinus procedure at his Carol Stream practice.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation subsequently suspended his medical license for four months and later put him on probation, which required Consiglio be supervised when treating female patients.
Miglore said his client was granted a restricted medical license in Florida in 2008 but has since lost several job prospects, including a $400,000-a-year contract at Sinai Medical Group, after his case drew attention from the media.
"He lost his license, he lost a very thriving practice, and he's just devastated," Miglore said. "The goal of a sentence is rehabilitation, not retribution. I think enough is enough."