The bribery case of an Illinois lawmaker may take a rare step this week. Attorneys are scheduled to debate whether federal authorities lied about the background of a key witness who secretly recorded Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith.
An Illinois state representative caught on tape accepting a $7,000 bribe pleaded not guilty Monday morning in federal court. Following the hearing, Derrick Smith made his first public comments since his arrest.
The leader of an Illinois House investigation into alleged misconduct by a lawmaker says she will suggest asking federal prosecutors how much they can reveal about their bribery case against Rep. Derrick Smith.Democratic Rep.