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Chicago Developer in Court Today for Giving Political Bribes

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Chicago Developer in Court Today for Giving Political Bribes

Calvin Boender leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse last week (AP/M. Spencer Green)

The trial of Calvin Boender is scheduled to begin today. He’s a developer accused of bribing public officials.

Chicago Alderman Isaac Carothers pleaded guilty earlier this year to accepting $40,000 in home repairs from Boender in exchange for his support of a zoning change. Carothers has since resigned his seat in the City Council.

Boender’s attorney has subpoenaed 10 aldermen and Mayor Richard Daley. The developer has pleaded not guilty.

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