Fittest loser
Article updated: 4/8/2013 8:51 AM

Farflung fallout from Schaumburg cops' arrests

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Victor Aguilar-Abazan, 24, says he's grateful for a second chance after drug charges against him were dismissed in the wake of the arrests of three former Schaumburg undercover officers.

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Russell Disney, of Palatine, says he was wrongly accused on drug charges, which were dismissed after the arrests of three former Schaumburg undercover officers.

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Victor Aguilar-Abazan, 24, says he's grateful for a second chance after drug charges against him were dismissed in the wake of the arrests of three former Schaumburg undercover officers.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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Three months after three former Schaumburg undercover cops were charged with selling drugs, the toll includes four federal lawsuits and charges dismissed against at least 19 former defendants. While defense attorneys praised the decision to drop the charges, some officials worried about former defendants returning to the street.
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    • Victor Aguilar-Abazan, 24, says he's grateful for a second chance after drug charges against him were dismissed in the wake of the arrests of three former Schaumburg undercover officers.
    • Matthew Hudak
    • Terrance O’Brien
    • Russell Disney, of Palatine, says he was wrongly accused on drug charges, which were dismissed after the arrests of three former Schaumburg undercover officers.
    • John Cichy
    • Victor Aguilar-Abazan, 24, says he’s grateful for a second chance after drug charges against him were dismissed in the wake of the arrests of three former Schaumburg undercover officers.
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