A prominent Democrat has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison.
Former Illinois Democrat state Rep. Luis Arroyo, who pleaded guilty last year, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for a bribery scheme in which he offered a member of the Illinois Senate monthly payments to support a bill that sought to legalize sweepstakes machines.
U.S. District Judge Steven Seeger issued the sentence in the Dirksen Federal Building and did not mince his words.“You took bribes, you corrupted yourself, you corrupted the political process,” the judge said. “You tried to corrupt the law itself. You tried to change Illinois […]
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