Ex-Ill. Campaign Aide, Others Deny HHS Bribery Scheme

Law360, Chicago (August 17, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A former Illinois lawmaker's campaign treasurer and two other men pled not guilty Friday to charges that they took part in a bribery scheme aimed at scoring grants worth $25,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dean Nichols, the treasurer of the campaign committee for former Illinois state Sen. Rickey R. Hendon, D-5th District, denied the three counts of bribery conspiracy he faces in an Aug. 9 indictment charging that he offered kickbacks to an undercover FBI agent posing as a private contractor...
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