CHICAGO — The trial of 4 folks accused of attempting to bribe then-Illinois Home Speaker Michael Madigan has been rescheduled for March 6.
Charged within the case are longtime Madigan confidant Michael McClain, former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, ex-top ComEd lobbyist John Hooker and former Metropolis Membership President Jay Doherty.
The 4 are accused of arranging for Madigan’s associates and allies to get jobs, contracts and cash as a way to affect Madigan as key laws labored its manner via Springfield.
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The group was initially charged in November 2020, they usually had beforehand been set to go to trial in September. However U.S. District Choose Harry Leinenweber, who presides over the case, can also be set to preside in August over the trial of R&B star and convicted sexual predator R. Kelly. Kelly’s trial on youngster pornography and obstruction of justice expenses was just lately pushed again two weeks, which was sufficient to knock the ComEd case off the calendar.
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McClain was additionally charged within the feds’ blockbuster racketeering indictment in March of Madigan. Although the ComEd scheme can also be charged within the Madigan indictment, McClain is just charged with that conduct within the November 2020 case set for trial in March.
Which means the trial may turn out to be a preview of types of the case towards Madigan.
Timothy Mapes, Madigan’s former chief of employees, can also be set for trial on perjury expenses in January. And earlier this week, a decide set the long-awaited racketeering trial of Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th) for November 2023.
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