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Former Brookins Aide Pleads Guilty To Taking $7,500 BribeA former chief of staff to Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Lawmaker's Lawyers Suggest FBI Entrapment In Bribery CaseAttorneys for an Illinois legislator on trial for bribery suggested during cross-examination of an FBI agent that their client was entrapped by a government informant and federal investigators.
Agent: Wiretap Request Misstated Informant RecordAgent Ryan McDonald testified Friday at state Rep. Derrick Smith's trial. McDonald says the application for a wiretap indicated the campaign worker-turned-informant had one arrest. He actually had 22.
Feds Hope Slain Informant’s Tapes Convict Gang Members In Drug CaseGunned down last year in front of his terrified young son and girlfriend within days of being unmasked as a cooperating witness, Keith Daniels helped police solve one of Chicago’s highest-profile murders of 2011 — the botched drive-by shooting of an innocent bystander, 13-year-old Darius “Bay Bay” Brown.

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