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Judge denies Derrick Smith's request for hearing into key witness
Feb. 14, 2013
A federal judge in Chicago has put the brakes on attempts to investigate whether federal agents lied about a key witness in the case against an Illinois lawmaker.
Credibility of key witness against Rep. Smith questioned
Feb. 11, 2013
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.
Spotlight on witness in Smith case
Jan. 30, 2013
Judge Coleman ruled she would hold a rare hearing into whether law enforcement knowingly lied about a main witness in the Derrick Smith case.
Illinois 'King of Clout' reports to prison
Jan. 22, 2013
Former Illinois powerbroker William Cellini has reported to an Indiana federal prison to begin serving a year-long sentence for corruption.
Report released on police corruption
Jan. 17, 2013
Researchers are releasing a study that cites 300 cases of Chicago police officers convicted of serious crimes.
Rep. Derrick Smith sworn in, still faces bribery trial
Jan. 9, 2013
Illinois state lawmakers were sworn in this week — including Derrick Smith, who will face a trial later this year for allegedly taking a bribe.
Beavers jury selection begins
Dec. 3, 2012
Cook County commissioner William Beavers is accused of diverting more than $226,000 from campaign coffers for personal use without reporting it as income on his returns.
Jesse White: Punish Smith
Jun. 7, 2012
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says state Rep. Derrick Smith’s colleagues have not moved fast enough to discipline him for allegedly taking a bribe.
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