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  • Chicago man convicted of illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe

    Chicago man convicted of illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe
    A South Side man was convicted Friday on one of three counts accusing him of illegally lobbying on behalf of top Zimbabwe government officials in violation of U.S. economic sanctions.
  • Judge denies mistrial after dismissing African-American juror in Zimbabwe trial

    Judge denies mistrial after dismissing African-American juror in Zimbabwe trial
    Lawyers for a South Side activist accused of illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe asked for a mistrial today after a federal judge dismissed one of the only African Americans on the jury because of a scheduling conflict. The...

    State Sen. Trotter denies approving letters to top Zimbabwe officials

    State Sen. Trotter denies approving letters to top Zimbabwe officials
    State Sen. Donne Trotter testified in federal court Thursday that he never authorized a South Side man to sign letters on his behalf promising top Zimbabwe officials that he would lobby President Barack Obama to end U.S. sanctions against the African...

    Lobbyist's attorney: Roland Burris involved in shakedown while in Senate

    Lobbyist's attorney: Roland Burris involved in shakedown while in Senate
    Two years after Roland Burris’ controversial term in the U.S. Senate ended in 2010, a businessman who’d been arrested in a public corruption fraud scheme in Chicago told a federal grand jury that while in office Burris had tried to shake him...

    Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff

    Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff
    Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe want to cross-examine Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter about a cash bribe that was allegedly passed to him as part of an undercover FBI sting five...