Ex-Alderman sentenced to 10 1/2 years for second conviction

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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.

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  • Frank Lloyd Wrong

    I was hoping for much more….like 25 years…..but, hopefully, this low life will spend the rest of his pathetic life in a cage.
    What a loser !

    • Ismael

      Yeah go ahead and send the little fish to jail while the bigger fish get away with much larger corruption. Daley already got away and Michael Madigan the biggest fish of them all is untouchable. This crook has gotten away with so much I wonder why the feds don't go after Him. For example He appoints people to the Board Of Appeals and then send His law office to represent large building owners. They all get a property tax reduction. Do You think this is right? The Board Of appeals is fixed, They do what Madigan tells them to do. Yeah send a little fish who tried to make a few pennies selling bandages. What a joke Chicago is.

  • Jim

    People this is not shocking if they wanted to they could convict every politician from the mayor to members of congress. Because almost all of them are dirty. The big tymers never go to jail on stool pigeons at the bottom get sacrificed to appease the dumb public the will applaud any news without research in to the real problem.