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.”
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