Reporting Steve Miller
CHICAGO (WBBM/STMW/AP) - Carla Oglesby, a disgraced top aide to Cook County board president Todd Stroger, will spend yet another night in the Cook County Jail.
During a brief court appearance Wednesday, Stroger’s one-time deputy Chief of Staff Carla Oglesby appeared before a judge and let him know, once again, her family had not come up with the $25,000 — the 10 percent required on a $250,000 bond — to get her out of jail.
“We’re still trying to work it out,” Anthony Schumann, Oglesby’s attorney told the judge. Cook County judge Cook County Judge Adam D. Bourgeois Jr. scheduled another hearing for Thursday morning at 11 a.m.
Oglesby — wearing blue jail garb — didn’t speak during the 30-second court appearance.
Afterward, Oglesby’s sister and attorney declined to talk about raising money in the case.
Oglesby, 41, faces felony charges of theft of government property in excess of $100,000, official misconduct and money laundering.
Before posting bond, she must appear before a Criminal Court judge to provide details on the source of the bond, typical in a financial crimes cases.
Oglesby spent Tuesday night in protective custody at jail after her bond was set. And, the State’s Attorney says the investigation into her alleged contract rigging hasn’t ended.
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A few minutes into Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’ news conference annoucing Oglesby’s arrest, she said this: “There’s probably one question on all of your minds, and that is, does this investigation end with Carla Oglesby?”
Meaning: Will other government officials–or perhaps elected officials–be arrested as part of the alleged contract scam and taxpayer ripoff?
Alvarez’ only answer: “This remains an active investigation. It is an ongoing investigation. We will continue to work each and every day on uncovering corruption.”
Outside court, one of Oglesby’s relatives said Oglesby is doing all right.
“She’s doing fine,” the relative said.
At Oglesby’s own request, she is in protective custody. She’ll be housed alone in a cell for 23 hours a day.
She resigned from her post in Cook County Board President Todd Stroger’s office Tuesday.
The Associated Press and the Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report