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Carla Oglesby (Police Booking Photo)

Carla Oglesby (Police Booking Photo)

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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.

Oglesby, Stroger’s former deputy chief of staff, is charged with three felonies – theft of government property, money laundering, and official misconduct.

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.

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