Ex-Chicago Official Gets 10.5 Years In Hospital Bribery Case

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 6:48 PM EST) -- A former Chicago alderman on Friday was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison for his role in a scheme to use political sway to secure a government contract for a co-defendant and for taking bribes tied to a contract for public hospital bandages.

U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman handed down the sentence to Ambrosio Medrano, following his September guilty plea to one count of scheming to defraud Cook County, Ill. through bribery and kickbacks, according to prosecutors.

Medrano and former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario...
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