Chief Keef’s judge, Cook County Judge Earl Hoffenberg of the Skokie courthouse, told the rapper’s three lawyers that he’s had murderers who haven’t had so much time as Chief Keef has had before his court, and – he asserts - it’s getting ridiculous. According to a Chicago Tribune report on Thursday, the Cook County judge is losing his patience with the numerous court dates and supposedly positive drug tests associated with the rapper’s most recent case which was initiated with a speeding ticket received on the Edens Expressway some seven months ago.
Yet, the lawyers for Chief Keef claim that the rapper is making positive progress at a costly drug rehabilitation center in California.
Judge Hoffenberg told the attorneys that he is happy that the Chicago rapper is doing well, but – he added – if he comes back dirty, he is done with him. The suggestion is that if Chief Keef fails another drug test, he’s headed to jail.
The history leading up to today’s comments involved the judge having ordered Keith Cozart – the 18-year-old Chicago rapper’s real name – into a 90-day drug treatment program after he tested positive for drugs on two occasions, previously. As to why Keef is in California, attorneys convinced the judge to permit him to get his treatment out of Illinois. The recording artist’s record label is paying the $160,000 cost of Keef’s current drug rehabilitation treatment.
Even though the judge admits it's getting ridiculous, for now, he just wants regular updates including random drug tests until Keef finishes his treatment.