CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area businessman convicted of bribery is scheduled to be sentenced, and a federal judge may consider the man’s alleged role in the scandal involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Raghuveer Nayak wasn’t charged in the case of the now-imprisoned former governor. But Nayak is alleged to have offered to raise $1 million for Blagojevich’s campaign if he named then-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.READ MORE: Suspect Shot, Wounded By Police On Lower Wacker Drive; 2 Others Taken Into Custody After Being Found In Vehicle Taken In Carjacking
A government court filing says the sentencing judge should consider those allegations, arguing that Nayak “corrupted the political process.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Brief Warm Up Is On The Way, Snow Showers Return
Nayak will be sentenced Wednesday for bribing doctors for referrals to surgery centers he owned. Prosecutors are seeking a prison term of up to seven years and three months.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
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