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Alderman Carothers to Change Not Guilty Plea

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Alderman Carothers to Change Not Guilty Plea

Chicago Alderman Isaac Carothers (AP/File)

Chicago Alderman Isaac Carothers today is expected to plead guilty to taking bribes.

Carothers had pleaded not guilty to accepting about $40,000 dollars in home improvements from a developer in exchange for supporting zoning measures. But on Friday, that all changed.

The alderman’s attorney, Lawrence Beaumont, says his client has a hearing in front of federal Judge Robert Dow today to change his plea. Convicted felons are not allowed to hold public office in Chicago. Beaumont says he expects to discuss Carothers’s sentence at today’s hearing. He would not comment on reports Carothers has worn a wiretap, secretly recording other politicians.

Carothers is the chair of the City Council’s Police and Fire Committee

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