Thirty Chicago aldermen have pleaded guilty or been convicted of crimes related to main duties due to the fact that 1972. Several other former aldermen, consisting of Edward "Fast Eddie" Vrdolyak and also Democratic stalwart william Beavers, to be convicted of crime after leaving the City Council.

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Charges concerned aldermanic duties


Pleaded guilty 2019

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Willie Cochran

20th ward

Cochran to be sentenced to one year in jail by U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso ~ above June 24, 2019, for utilizing his ward charity fund like his personal piggy bank, including to pay because that gambling trips, fancy meals and also accessories because that his Mercedes. Federal prosecutors to reduce 14 that the 15 counts against Cochran, including the most serious fees alleging the alderman shook under businessmen in exchange for his supports on deals in his 20th Ward, after that pleaded guilty in march 2019. A previous Chicago police officer elected to the City the supervisory board in 2007, Cochran was indicted in December 2016 on variety of charges, consisting of extortion and bribery.


Pleaded not guilty 2019

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Edward Burke

14th ward

After his office was raided by the commonwealth Bureau of examination on Nov. 29, 2018, commonwealth prosecutors charged Burke in January 2019 with attempted extortion. A 14-count indictment on might 30, 2019, broadened the corruption allegations versus the 75-year-old, accusing him of abusing his City hall clout come extort exclusive legal work from companies and individuals doing organization with the city. In his 50 years in politics, the 75-year-old Southwest side alderman had been under commonwealth scrutiny numerous times before, yet never previously convicted or indicted.


Pleaded guilty 2010

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Isaac "Ike" Carothers

29th ward

To bribery and also tax dues in a zoning case. His alderman father, William, to be convicted 27 year earlier.


Pleaded guilty 2008

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Arenda Troutman

20th ward

To fraud ~ admitting she solicited donations from developers seeking to perform business.


Convicted 1999

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Percy Giles

37th ward

Pocketing $10,000 in bribes from a government mole and also extorting secondary $81,200.


Convicted 1998

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Virgil Jones

15th ward

Pocketing 2 payoffs totaling $7,000.


Pleaded guilty 1998

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Lawrence Bloom

5th ward

To submit a false income tax return and admitted pocketing $14,000 indigenous an FBI mole.


Convicted 1998

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John Madrzyk

13th ward

Paying $33,764 to his daughter-in-law, who didn"t work for Madrzyk"s committee.


Sentenced 1997

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Jesse Evans

21st ward

Accepting $7,300 in bribes, extorting $10,000 and also a new basement floor.


Convicted 1997

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Joseph Martinez

31st ward

Accepting pay for 3 no-work, ghost-payroll jobs at City Hall.


Pleaded guilty 1996

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Allan Streeter

17th ward

To acquisition $37,020 in bribes native a federal government mole and also an undercover FBI agent.


Pleaded guilty 1996

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Ambrosio Medrano

25th ward

To taking $31,000 indigenous a mole and placing 2 associates in no-work jobs on a city committee. Medrano was found guilty in 2013 in a separate corruption scheme.


Convicted 1993

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Fred Roti

1st ward

Taking $10,000 to influence a court case and also $7,500 to assistance a ward zoning change.


Pleaded guilty 1989

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Marian Humes

8th ward

To taking $6,000 from Hutchinson to aid contractors and $5,000 indigenous an FBI mole.


Convicted 1988

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Perry Hutchinson

9th ward

In an insurance-fraud scheme. Then, in 1989, that pleaded guilty to acquisition $42,200 native an FBI mole.


Pleaded guilty 1987

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Chester Kuta

31st ward

To income tax evasion, fraud and civil rights violation.


Convicted 1987

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Wallace Davis Jr.

27th ward

Accepting a $5,000 bribe, forcing his nephew to pay $11,000 in kickbacks and also extorting $3,000.


Pleaded guilty 1987

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Clifford Kelley

20th ward

To charges that he embraced $36,500 for financially rewarding city work.


Convicted 1983

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Louis Farina

36th ward

Conspiring to extort $7,000 from builders to aid them acquire city structure permits.


Convicted 1983

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Tyrone Kenner

3rd ward

Accepting $15,500 to help more than a dozen people end up being sheriff"s deputies or electricians.


Convicted 1983

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William Carothers

28th ward

Extorting as lot as $32,500 native Bethany Hospital home builders to remodel his ward office.


Pleaded guilty 1980

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Stanley Zydlo

26th ward

Paying $1,000 to alter two relatives" test results for a Fire Department physics entrance exam.


Pleaded guilty 1975

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Edward Scholl

41st ward

Taking $6,850 in bribes from a contractor to permit zoning alters in his ward.


Pleaded guilty 1975

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Donald Swinarski

12th ward

Accepting $7,800 in 3 bribes to grant zoning alters in his ward.


Convicted 1974

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Paul Wigoda

49th ward

Taking a $50,000 bribe in exchange because that his support for a zoning change in a adjacent ward.


Convicted 1974

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Thomas Keane

31st ward

Fraud and conspiracy for aiding a scheme to buy and sell tax-delinquent property at inflated prices.


Convicted 1974

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Frank Kuta

23rd ward

Accepting a $1,500 bribe top top a zoning situation (Preceded Potempa).


Pleaded guilty 1973

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Joseph Potempa

23rd ward

Accepting $3,000 because that zoning changes and failing to report $9,000 on income tax returns.


Convicted 1973

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Casimir Staszcuk

13th ward

Accepting 3 bribes totaling $9,000 to back zoning changes.


Convicted 1973

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Joseph Jambrone

28th ward

Accepting payoffs of $4,000 and also $1,000 to support zoning changes.


Pleaded guilty 1972

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Fred Hubbard

2nd ward

Embezzling practically $100,000 native a commonwealth funded work program.


Pleaded guilty 2013

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Sandi Jackson

7th ward

Prosecutors say she was associated in most of her husband"s, Jesse Jackson Jr."s, illegal spending and also did no declare about $600,000 in taxable income. She pleaded guilty to one felony counting of submit false U.S. Income tax returns.


Convicted 2013

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William Beavers

7th ward

Failing to pay taxes on hundreds of thousands of dollars he took the end of his project fund and also used because that gambling and also other an individual expenses.


Pleaded guilty 2008

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Ed Vrdolyak

10th ward

Pleaded guilty to conspiring come commit mail fraud however didn"t agree to cooperate v federal authorities in a plan to collection a $1.5 million fee as soon as Rosalind Franklin university went to market a Gold coastline property. In 2016, Vrdolyak pleaded no guilty come charges alleging the obstructed an IRS investigation into a an enig deal he reduced in the 1990s to pocket countless dollars indigenous the substantial tobacco lawsuit settlement without doing any type of work.

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Pleaded guilty 2006

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James Laski

23rd ward

For taking nearly $50,000 in bribes to steer city business to trucking providers run by his friends. Laski, a former City Clerk, likewise told federal investigators he was associated in ghost payrolling while an alderman in the early on 1990s.