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New State Legislature Includes
Three Facing Criminal Charges

CBS Chicago, by Staff

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Posted By:AltaD, 1/9/2013 12:44:29 PM

It’s a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield. It’s the first time in years that three sitting lawmakers simultaneously face criminal charges. Representatives Derrick Smith and LaShawn Ford and state Sen. Donne Trotter, all Chicago Democrats, face varying charges. Smith is under federal indictment in a bribery case. Ford is accused of bank fraud. Trotter is charged with trying to bring a gun onto a plane.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/9/2013 12:49:07 PM     (No. 9107120)

Rather appropriate, no?

A city with lots of criminals deserves criminal represenatives! /s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vivi, 1/9/2013 1:04:24 PM     (No. 9107162)

Resume enhancers. Known in HR as ´´transferable skills´´.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Griz70, 1/9/2013 1:23:07 PM     (No. 9107205)

Imagine my surprise when it was only 3.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 1/9/2013 1:25:09 PM     (No. 9107213)

And the sun rises in the east.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ruhn, 1/9/2013 1:31:27 PM     (No. 9107226)

Shocker: article actually mentions party affiliation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/9/2013 2:03:19 PM     (No. 9107304)

#5 - that´s because in this case it ADDS to their cred.

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