Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta Scheduled To Plead Guilty Next Month In Red Light Camera Bribery CasePresta, 70, was indicted last year on bribery, misconduct, and fraud charges, accusing him of accepting a $5,000 cash bribe from a red light camera company operating cameras in the village.
Former Madigan Chief Of Staff Timothy Mapes Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Perjury ChargesMapes' indictment is the latest sign feds are inching slowly toward their main target – Madigan himself – in the investigation of the ComEd bribery scandal.
Longtime Madigan Ally, 3 Others Plead Not Guilty In ComEd Bribery CaseLobbyist Michael McClain, former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, former ComEd vice president John Hooker, and former ComEd consultant Jay Doherty made their first court appearance by video Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber.
Former State Sen. Terry Link Pleads Guilty To Tax EvasionAccording to his plea agreement, Link under-repoted his income in 2016 by $93,859, including $73,159 in campaign funds he spent on personal expenses.
Jeff Tobolski, Former McCook Mayor And Cook County Commissioner, Pleads Guilty To Bribery SchemeTobolski, who is cooperating with federal investigators, admitted to taking more than $250,000 in bribes as mayor and county commissioner.
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.