CHICAGO (CBS) — A onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is due in court for an arraignment Tuesday.
Carla Oglesby will enter her plea before a judge during the 11 a.m. call in Felony Indictment Court (Br. 98) at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, 2600 S. California Ave.
She is charged with steering $300,000 worth of public relations contracts to her own PR firm and to affiliated companies that did little to no work. The contracts were no-bid deals worth less than $25,000 each, meaning they did not require approval of the County Board.
Once a rap promoter running her own public relations firms, Oglesby became a campaign spokeswoman for Stroger in final months of his losing bid for re-election this year. After losing the Feb. 2 primary, Stroger hired her to become his $120,000-a-year deputy chief of staff.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.