A prominent Chicago alderman who pleaded not guilty to bribery and wire fraud two years ago is changing his plea.
A judge posted a brief order Thursday in Chicago federal court setting Willie B. Cochran’s change-of-plea hearing for Nov. 28. It provides no details, including whether a plea agreement is in place or which charges the 65-year-old Democrat might plead guilty to.
Prosecutors allege that he stole money from a charitable fund, spending some of it at casinos. They also say he demanded cash from an attorney for developers in exchange for taking action in his official capacity.
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