Joseph Mario Moreno

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Former County Commissioner Moreno Gets 11 Years For Bribes

“There were so many schemes, over so long a period of time,” Judge Gary Feinerman said in handing down the sentence on Tuesday. “The conduct was so brazen. It was not an aberration. It was standard operating procedure.”



Federal Informant Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Michael DiFoggio, 58, was found inside the office of his business in the 3200 block of South Shields Avenue, around 10 p.m. Tuesday, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.


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.


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Ex-Commissioner Moreno Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges

Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno has pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges, for allegedly taking kickbacks to direct business to county hospitals, and for backing a waste transfer station in Cicero.


Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Former Ald. Medrano Freed On $175,000 Bond In Bribery Case

Bond was set at $175,000 on Tuesday for a former Chicago alderman who is facing bribery charges for the second time.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (left) and former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno (right) have been charged in a federal corruption probe. In all, they are accused in three different bribery schemes, including one in which they both allegedly worked together to get kickbacks. (Credit: CBS)

Former Ald. Medrano, Ex-Commissioner Moreno Charged In Corruption Probe

Just two days before he officially steps down as the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, Patrick Fitzgerald’s office has nailed two more local elected officials in a public corruption probe.


Todd Stroger (credit: Cook County President's Office)

Stroger Gets Standing Ovation At Last Board Meeting

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger received a standing ovation from county commissioners Wednesday as he presided over his final board meeting.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010