Former Speaker Mike Madigan Indicted in Federal Court (Chicago, IL) — Former Speaker of the House and Illinois Democratic party chairman Michael Madigan has been indicted on federal charges. According to various sources, Madigan has been indicted on federal racketeering charges.
These charges come more than one year after Madigan stepped down as house speaker, a seat he held for 36 years, and two years following a probe into his dealings with energy giant ComEd. Early last year, prosecutors indicted former Madigan aide, Tim Mapes, with federal perjury and attempted obstruction of justice charges.
A press conference with more details has been scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM.
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Former Speaker Mike Madigan Indicted in Federal Court