Chicago Alderman, Aide Indicted On Bribery Charges

By Lauren Berg (July 1, 2021, 9:47 PM EDT) -- A longtime member of the Chicago City Council and her chief of staff were indicted Thursday for allegedly accepting construction improvements and furniture for their personal homes in exchange for giving contractors city assistance on a development project in her far south side ward, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Alderman Carrie M. Austin, 72, faces one count of conspiring to use interstate facilities to promote bribery, two counts of using interstate facilities to promote bribery and one count of willfully making materially false statements to the FBI, according to the indictment, while her Chief of Staff Chester Wilson Jr., 55,...

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