Ed Vrdolyak Reports To Prison

CHICAGO (CBS) — Former Ald. Edward “Fast Eddie” Vrdolyak has reported to federal prison to serve his sentence for mail fraud.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said Wednesday that Vrdolyak arrived at the prison camp at Terre Haute, Ind., to begin serving a 10-month sentence for a mail fraud conviction. It is the same prison where former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is serving his 6 1/2 year sentence for corruption.

Vrdolyak, 72, got his “Fast Eddie” nickname for his skills as a backroom political dealmaker. He originally received a probation sentence for receiving kickbacks, but was resentenced after prosecutors appealed his original sentence.

Defense attorney Michael Monico said that Vrdolyak was in good spirits when he reported and is looking forward to rejoining his family.

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  • Knappydawg

    Hope his wife doesn’t get sick, only 10 months and no monitary restituition, sounds like he made a very good back room deal!!

  • Fed up

    The City Counsel of Chicago should have a wing at the federal pen dedicated to them. Fast Eddie the sleazeball. Finally he is where he should be. Rots o ruck-don’t forget to get yourself a nice big friend.

  • edwaard

    payback for council wars,payback’s a b#@$%h

  • "Big" Jim Tompson

    …his wife is croaking and he needs to be home with her…no wait that one didn’t work…let me think…..

  • John Dudley

    Now “Fast Eddie” can meet up and play cards with the likes of Governor Ryan and Joey “The Clown” Lombardo…..

  • My thoughts

    …fast eddie, you look like you slowed down some….don’t drop the soap, ask Felon Ryan what bubba does when you drop it……oooink

  • Chicago Nick

    Hope they have some rooms available for the 111th congressional deadbeats that were just shown the door in November since most are the most ardent criminals America’s ever seen.

    They make fast eddie look like he’s standing still.

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  • H.R.I.M.

    Are you kidding me? 10 lousy months in a boy scout camp. I could do that while standing on my head. I guess crime really DOES pay, huh? jms

  • edward c. stengel

    Even among all the crooked Cook county politicians, “Fast Eddie” stood out like a sore thumb. He was a crook’s crook. This guy was wheeling and dealing all the time he was in City Hall, and then he went to Ciciero and got his good friend, Betty Lauren Maltese, to put him on the payroll doing “legal work” at the tune of several thousand dollars a day, while he probably was reading the newspaper. George Ryan is like an amateur compared to this guy. Maybe they’ll be roommates in that senior city prison in Terre Haute, Indianan.

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