Rod Blagojevich Expects To Lose His Illinois Law License After Disbarment Hearing; 'Frankly, I’m Not Really That Interested'A week after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was released from prison, the state agency that regulates attorneys took a key step to prevent him from ever practicing law again in Illinois.
Defiant Rod Blagojevich Sounds Familiar Note Upon Return Home From Prison: 'I Didn’t Let You Down'“From beginning to end, this was persecution masquerading as prosecution,” Blagojevich said a day after his early release from prison.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich Home From Prison, But He's Not Entirely A Free ManFor the next two years, Blagojevich must regularly report to a probation officer, and can't leave Illinois without the permission of his probation officer or a judge.
Deb Mell Says Blagojevich Family 'Thrilled' He's Coming Home After President Trump Commutes His SentenceAlmost eight years after he left his home in Ravenswood Manor to begin serving a prison term in Colorado, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich soon will be winging his way back to Chicago, and his wife and daughters couldn't be more elated.
Cook County Official Patrick Doherty Indicted On Bribery Charges In Red Light Camera ProbeDoherty, 64, who serves as chief of staff to Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, is charged with two counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to defraud. Tobolski is not named in the indictment and has not been charged with a crime.
Ex-State Rep. Luis Arroyo Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery ChargesArroyo was arrested in October for bribing an Illinois state senator, in return for the senator's support of sweepstakes-related legislation.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Promised To Go 'Balls To The Wall' For Red Light Camera Firm SafeSpeed"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm ashamed, and I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the people of Illinois and to my constituents," Sandoval said after pleading guilty to bribery and tax charges.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Charged With Bribery, Filing False Tax Return In Red Light Camera ProbeFour months after federal agents raided his home and offices, former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has been charged with bribery and filing a false tax return in connection with his support for the red light camera industry.
Speaker Madigan Tells Cook County Democrats Not To Give Former Rep. Luis Arroyo A Say In Picking His SuccessorArroyo has been charged with bribing a state senator in exchange for the senator’s support of sweepstakes-related legislation that would benefit one of Arroyo’s lobbying clients.
Speaker Madigan Takes First Step Toward Removing Rep. Luis Arroyo From Office, Following Bribery ChargeFederal prosecutors said Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago), was caught on tape paying a $2,500 bribe to a state senator who was wearing a wire for the feds.
State Rep. Luis Arroyo Arrested On Bribery Charge, Caught On Tape Telling State Senator 'This Is The Jackpot'State Rep. Luis Arroyo was arrested Monday on federal bribery charges.
Indicted Alderman Ed Burke Withdraws As Law Firm PartnerPaperwork filed with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office shows Ed Burke has withdrawn from his partnership at Klafter & Burke where he did property tax appeal work for many influential businesses.
In Thursday Evening Tweet, President Trump Says Blagojevich Commutation Is Under 'Review'It could be a big break for Rod Blagojevich; President Donald Trump is "looking very seriously" at commuting the former Illinois governor’s 14-year prison sentence.
Former Ald. Willie Cochran Slams Prosecutors After Getting 1 Year For Wire Fraud; 'The Mistake I Made Was To Plead Guilty'A defiant former Ald. Willie Cochran accused federal prosecutors of lying and hiding evidence and said it was just "a bump in the road" after he was sentenced to a year in prison for taking more than $14,000 from a charity he created to spend on gambling and his daughter's tuition.
Former Ald. Willie Cochran To Be Sentenced For Stealing From Charitable FundFormer Ald. Willie Cochran will be sentenced Monday, three months after pleading guilty to a felony charge of wire fraud for misusing his campaign funds for gambling and other personal expenses, including tuition for his daughter.