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  • 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 down in exchange for steering military contracts to his suburban medical supply company.
  • 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...

    Attorneys: Zimbabwe president willing to give deposition in Chicago criminal case

    Attorneys: Zimbabwe president willing to give deposition in Chicago criminal case
    Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe told a federal judge today that Mugabe has indicated he’s willing to sit for a videotaped deposition when he’s...

    Man accused of illegally lobbying says Biden meeting led him to think activities legal

    Man accused of illegally lobbying says Biden meeting led him to think activities legal
    A Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president alleged today in a court filing that a 2006 Capitol Hill meeting between a senior Zimbabwean official, then-U.S. Sen....

    Activist gets prison time in Zimbabwe-lobbying case

    Activist gets prison time in Zimbabwe-lobbying case
    A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur was sentenced to seven months in prison today for violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe's longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions....