CHICAGO (CBS) — Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger’s top aide has been convicted on charges of mail fraud and taking kick-backs. WBBM’s Bob Roberts has spoken with attorneys.
Prosecutor’s outside the court said that Eugene Mullins abused the public’s trust.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cooler Trend Next Week After Quiet Weekend
He showed little emotion, but lead defense attorney Brunell Donald-Kyei says she is surprised and disappointed even though she chose not to put Stroger on the stand.READ MORE: Protesters Hold 'Healing Circle' At Site Where Adam Toledo Was Shot And Killed By Police; 'Our Presence Is A Form Of Resistance'
All along she has said the case was about Stroger and not her client.
“I definitely still feel that way. As lawyers, we went in there and fought. We fought hard for this client and for this fellow American.,” said Donald-Kyei.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Donald-Kyei says she has no misgivings about the decision not to call Stroger. She has made no decision on an appeal, much less what sentence they will seek. Sentencing is set for Dec. 19.