A former ComEd executive pleaded guilty to a corruption charge Tuesday, helping the feds nab their first conviction in an ongoing criminal probe into a political bribery scheme that has implicated Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Fidel Marquez also joined the utility in agreeing to cooperate with federal prosecutors, a move that could ultimately help him avoid prison.
Marquez was among those implicated earlier this summer when federal prosecutors first filed a bribery charge against ComEd, alleging it sent $1.3 million to Madigan’s associates while hoping to land Madigan’s support for key legislation.
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