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Two Cook County Employees Get Prison For Bribery Scheme

Two Cook County employees who took bribes to lower property tax bills were sentenced Wednesday to two years and 18 months behind bars respectively, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

04/16/2014

Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Former Alderman Pleads Guilty In Third Corruption Case

Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud, and prosecutors want to send him to prison for about 20 years.

09/24/2013

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Blagojevich, Jackson Fundraiser To Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to health care fraud charges unrelated to his ties to the two disgraced politicians.

09/20/2013

A tow truck in action. (CBS)

Feds: Drivers Faked Bankruptcy To Avoid Auto Impound Fees

In a city well-practiced in the way of scams, this is a new one.

04/25/2013

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County Inspectors Accused Of Taking Cigarette Tax Bribes

Two Cook County revenue investigators have been fired for allegedly accepting “thousands” of dollars in bribes — hush money from convenience stores and other outlets selling cigarettes without paying the local tobacco tax.

10/20/2011

Developer Teofil Scorte pleaded guilty in the federal government's Operation Crooked Code bribery investigation. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Developer Bribed His Way Past Building Codes

The feds may have cracked down on bribe-taking among city inspectors. But the damage is already done for some Chicagoans who bought flawed properties, 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

CBS 2–06/16/2011