United States: Key player in ComEd scandal ‘has declined to participate’ in legislative Madigan probe

A key player in the political bribery case involving ComEd will not participate in legislative hearings exploring House Speaker Michael Madigan’s role in the scandal, a committee chairman announced Wednesday.

Former ComEd executive Fidel Marquez could have offered potentially interesting testimony to a special House committee. In late September, Marquez pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge and gave prosecutors their first conviction in an ongoing criminal investigation that led this summer to a bribery charge against ComEd.

Marquez agreed to cooperate with prosecutors — a move that could help him avoid prison. But special legislative committee chairman Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced Wednesday that “Fidel Marquez has declined to participate in this committee’s work.”

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

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