Richard “R.J.” Vanecko stood before a judge Friday and admitted he was guilty and received a 60-day jail sentence.
Illinois Supreme Court asked to assign a judge from outside Cook County to preside over case.
Indictment is stunning swing in case that police, prosecutors said didn’t merit charges.
Former U.S. Attorney won the convictions of corrupt Cook County judges.
Judge says “the system has failed,” and agrees to appoint special prosecutor.
Asserts that criminal charges would have been filed long ago if not for the Daley connection.
Police say they didn’t pursue charges because punch was thrown in self-defense.