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Lawyer Speaks out on Troutman's Guilty Plea

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A 17-year veteran of Chicago’s City Council has pleaded guilty to taking payoff money and cheating on her taxes. Former Alderman Arenda Troutman acknowledged Wednesday that she’d taken money for helping real estate developers in her South Side ward. She pleaded guilty to mail fraud and tax fraud charges. Eleven other counts were dropped in exchange for her plea.

U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo set December 3 for sentencing the 50-year-old Troutman, who lost her re-election bid last year after the charges became public.

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