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Wed Mar 2, 2022, 05:24 PM

Madigan indicted!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/3/2/22958533/michael-madigan-indicted-charges-illinois-house



Former House Speaker Michael Madigan has been indicted on criminal charges as part of an ongoing federal political corruption investigation, sources say.

The once powerful politician has been charged with a racketeering conspiracy and bribery with longtime political condifant Michael McClain.

Madigan is now one of the most significant politicians in Illinois history ever to face criminal charges, despite having left office more than a year ago. The news is the culmination of one of the most significant, expansive public corruption investigations Illinois has seen in years, already leaving an indelible mark on state politics by knocking Madigan out of power on January 2021.

The powerful Southwest Side Side Democrat had held his seat in the state House of Representative since 1971 and served as speaker for all but two years between 1983 and 2020.


Holy shit. I never thought I would see this.

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Ferrets are Cool Mar 2022 #3
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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2022, 05:42 PM

1. He deserves it ... but I'm not cheering

It puts a stain on the entire party in the state. Believe me, Republicans will use this to smear all state level politicians and it will taint upcoming elections. Color me sad.

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Wed Mar 2, 2022, 05:49 PM

2. He committed the biggest sin in Illinois politics.

It will never be forgiven. HE GOT CAUGHT! I don't think anybody had to be too highly connected to see some of his transgressions in action over the years. I doubt most of his stuff will ever becharged or even discussed. Sadly, I think this may be why Lisa got out. She always seemed like she was one of the good ones, too. That's sad.

As for him, well, I guess the chickens are coming home to roost.


Laura

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Wed Mar 2, 2022, 05:50 PM

3. And in relevant news, tfg is still a free man.

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Wed Mar 2, 2022, 08:28 PM

5. 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

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