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Alderman Ed Burke Indicted

Fox News Chicago 30 May 2019 No Comment

Chicago’s longest serving alderman, Ed Burke, was indicted Thursday in a federal bribery case.

Alderman Burke was charged in a criminal complaint four months ago in connection with his alleged shakedowns at a Burger King in his ward. Now, he’s been indicted by a federal grand jury — a 19 count indictment — that alleges corruption in that Burger King deal and two other projects outside his ward.

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The racketeering and bribery charges against Burke say that in addition to trying to get tax appeals work from the Burger King owners, he also tried to use his position to benefit from the redevelopment of the Old Main Post Office — that’s an entirely new charge.

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