United States: ComEd to Pay $200M in Criminal Bribery Investigation That Appears to Implicate Madigan

ComEd will pay $200 million as part of an agreement to resolve a federal criminal investigation into a bribery scheme in which investigators say the utility company admitted to arranging jobs and payments for associates of an elected official, referred to only as “Public Official A,” for nearly a decade, prosecutors announced Friday.

The court filing identifies that elected official as “Speaker of the Illinois House and the longest serving member of the House of Representatives,” a description that seems only to fit Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

A spokeswoman for Madigan issued a statement Friday afternoon on behalf of the state’s most powerful lawmaker, denying any wrongdoing while confirming that he had been subpoenaed and would cooperate with the ongoing investigation.

The original full article can be found at nbcchicago.com

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