A trial is underway in Chicago for four people who are alleged to have bribed former Speaker of the House Mike Madigan by giving his friends and associates contracts and jobs that required little to no work to be done.
Today the jury saw secretly recorded videos that begin to reveal the depth of the federal investigation. Then Com-Ed Vice President Fidel Marquez was a federal informant and he recorded the meetings. In one at Springfield restaurant, he’s talking with lobbyist Mike McClain who suggests that little about their agreements should be documented.
The trial is expected to continue for a few more weeks and Madigan’s trial isn’t expected to begin until next year.