Troutman to Run Anyway
Why let a little thing like a Federal indictment stop you from running for office?
- The Chicago alderman facing bribery charges says she is still running for re-election next month. Federal prosecutors accuse Arenda Troutman of accepting $5,000 from a fictitious developer for help with a building project.
Troutman's lawyer also accused the feebs:
- Noting that the government has refused to release secretly recorded tapes, Adam said, "You can tell by looking at the [FBI] affidavit itself - it's cut, paste, cut, paste."
We heard that the FBI is using the same indictment formset on Troutman that they have used for the last 25 aldermanic indictments. They just keep erasing the name at the top and changing the court filing numbers. Everything else? Word for word match.