The Administration would like the press and public to believe all of this corruption and cronyism consists of isolated instances and one-offs.We've got the battered Chicagoans on video and the lawsuits Taxpayers will have to pay off. The pattern of corruption here couldn't be clearer. It's time Federal hearings be held and it's only the cronyism stopping them.
Update: More charges added to Abbatte's case,
He now faces seven counts of official misconduct, one count of communicating with a witness, three counts of intimidation and three counts of conspiracy, the Cook County state's attorney's office announced Friday.You have to wonder how often this has happened before.
Prosecutors said details of the superseding indictment would be unveiled at Abbate's arraignment May 16.
However, a law enforcement official said the new indictment alleges that a woman working on behalf of Abbate relayed to the bar manager that Abbate or other officers would plant drugs on or arrest anyone who gave the videotape to higher authorities. The woman, according to the indictment, also said officers would arrest customers for drunken driving, the source said.
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