Corruption

Illinois Dem Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Terry Link is third Dem state senator accused of federal crimes in last year

Illinois Democratic lawmaker Terry Link pleaded guilty to tax fraud on Wednesday, marking the third Democratic state senator to be accused of federal crimes in just over a year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Warren Opposes Lobbyists’ Donations, Despite Accepting $95,000 in 2012, 2018

Warren endorsed a Democratic Senate candidate who accepted over $15,000 from lobbyists in 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) on Monday released her anti-corruption plan, which includes a ban on lobbyists making contributions to political candidates, despite accepting at least $95,000 during the 2012 and 2018 election cycles.

Illinois Dem Indicted on 40 Embezzlement Charges

Accused of embezzling almost $275,000

Illinois state Senator Tom Cullerton (D.) has been indicted for fraudulently accepting benefits from a labor union, prosecutors said Friday morning. Cullerton is facing one charge of "conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans," one count of "making false statements in a health care matter," and 39 counts of "embezzlement from a labor union," according to an NBC Chicago affiliate.