Ex-Alderman sentenced to 10 1/2 years for second conviction
Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison Friday for a 2010 bribery scheme to influence a bandage contract at Stroger Hospital.
He faces even more time behind bars when he is sentenced in a separate fraud case next week.
Before imposed the sentence, Medrano, 60, made a tearful apology to his family and supporters for the “most disappointing and disgraceful position” in which he found himself.
“I wish I could go back in time to correct my problems, but that is impossible,” Moreno said. “I helped a lot of people, but in the end I regret that I couldn’t help myself.”
The former alderman went to prison nearly two decades ago in Chicago’s infamous Operation Silver Shovel probe.
Medrano is also awaiting sentencing on a separate conviction for plotting with a Nebraska businessman to pay off a Los Angeles official for a mail-order pharmaceutical contract with the Cook County hospital system.