United States: Former ComEd exec pleads guilty, gives feds first conviction in ongoing bribery probe

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.

The original full article can be found at chicago.suntimes.com

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