Friday, January 10, 2014

ILL-inois: Three time loser ex-alderman sentenced to 10½ years in prison

You can't keep a bad man up.

An example is former 25th Ward Chicago alderman Ambrosio Medrano.

From Fox 32 Chicago:
Disgraced former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was sentenced to 10½ years in prison Friday by a federal judge who called the serially corrupt Southwest Side politician a "cynical" operator who followed the city's unofficial motto, "Where's mine?"

The sentence means the thrice-convicted Medrano, 61, could serve more total prison time than any elected public official in Chicago history, the Sun-Times is reporting.

Though the 15-year sentence handed to Cook County Judge Thomas Maloney in 1994 for accepting bribes to fix murder trials remains the heftiest single sentence ever imposed on a Chicago-area elected official, Medrano previously served a 2½-year sentence in the 1990s for accepting a bribe. And he still faces another 5 years when he's sentenced in yet another case on Monday.
Illinois is very, very ill.

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