Former Alderman Edward Vrdolyak released from prison after 5 months, now in Chicago halfway house

Former Alderman Edward Vrdolyak released from prison after 5 months, now in Chicago halfway house

CHICAGO — Former Chicago Ald. Edward Vrdolyak is as soon as once more out of jail, 5 months after he reported to a federal medical heart in Minnesota, information present.

U.S. District Decide Robert Dow sentenced Vrdolyak to 18 months in jail in December 2020 for serving to fellow lawyer Daniel Soso dodge taxes. The decide stated “I’m not going to ship Mr. Vrdolyak to jail throughout COVID,” however finally ordered Vrdolyak to report Nov. 30, 2021.

Federal Bureau of Prisons information present Vrdolyak is now underneath the supervision of a residential reentry administration workplace, or midway home, in Chicago.

Dow in March denied a request from Vrdolyak, 84, for compassionate launch. Vrdolyak’s lawyer had cited his “spiraling well being points,” reporting that he spent two weeks in solitary confinement after he reported to Minnesota’s FMC Rochester.

SEE ALSO | Ex-Chicago Ald. ‘Quick Eddie’ Vrdolyak seeks jail launch over COVID considerations

“When he was lastly in a position to make contact along with his household, it was clear he had suffered a whole psychological breakdown,” legal professional Gabrielle Sansonetti wrote.

She additionally stated Vrdolyak suffered a traumatic mind damage in a fall.

Vrdolyak’s 2016 indictment stemmed from Illinois’ big-time settlement with tobacco corporations within the Nineteen Nineties. Prosecutors stated Vrdolyak struck a secret deal and made $12 million off the litigation with out doing any work. Vrdolyak’s legal professionals argued that he helped a legislation agency land a contract, and it was no secret.

The video within the participant above is from a earlier report.

(Supply: Solar-Instances Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Instances 2021.)

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