Ex-Ald. Vrdolyak indicted in connection with tobacco settlement
CHICAGO — Ex-Chicago Alderman Edward Vrdolyak has been indicted on tax charges.
Court records show the counts are in connection with an investigation into a failure to pay income taxes on fees he collected.
The fees came through an agreement by the state of Illinois, to settle a lawsuit against tobacco companies.
Back in 2009, Vrdolyak was sentenced to probation for a fraud conviction.
But prosecutors objected, and an appeals court ordered a different judge re-sentence Vrdolyak.
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