Quick Guilty Plea
- A former Chicago Police lieutenant pleaded guilty to tax fraud Thursday under a deal with prosecutors that likely spells bad news for his two high-profile alleged co-conspirators.
Erroll Davis, 52 — who quit his 27-year police career when he was indicted just two weeks ago — choked up in federal court as he admitted he’d failed to pay taxes on a $30,000 payoff he accepted to help a pal get her hands on an illegal property loan.
Though he didn’t name her, court papers make it clear the pal was disgraced former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans.
Evans — who’s awaiting sentencing in a separate state grant fraud case — hasn’t been charged in connection with the mortgage fraud she allegedly asked Davis to carry out.
But Davis’s plea deal turns up the heat on her because it requires Davis to cooperate with U.S. Attorneys if he wants to dodge a likely prison sentence of around 12 to 18 months.