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Trial set for next fall for
indicted lawmaker

Chicago Tribune, by Annie Sweeney

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/14/2012 4:02:21 PM

Newly elected state Rep. Derrick Smith could serve nearly a year in office before he has to face trial on federal bribery charges. A federal judge today set the trial for next Oct. 21, according to Smith’s attorney. Smith was expelled by the House after he was indicted on the federal charges. But the Democrat was easily elected last week, defeating an independent candidate. He is set to take the oath of office on Jan. 9. There has been renewed talk in Springfield of expelling him yet again, but that seems unlikely because

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mercystreetbob, 11/14/2012 4:58:23 PM     (No. 9014627)

If it were me, I´d be suspended without pay awaiting trial.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 11/14/2012 5:11:41 PM     (No. 9014653)

Which of a thousand indicted or should be indicted dem legislators are we talkin´ about?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trapper, 11/14/2012 6:41:03 PM     (No. 9014809)

He may well join our TWO former governors currently serving prison terms. It´s like pigs at a trough in Illinois. Oops! Sorry pigs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 11/14/2012 11:03:17 PM     (No. 9015169)

Is this the Chicago way? This man can serve for a year with wages and then be tried/convicted. Guess anyone is able to seek public office in Chicago!

Same goes for Jesse Jackson, Jr. He is still receiving wages!

Taxes well spent since they are both liberals!

Guess there are no restrictions for running for positions in government today!

Guess Obama is comfortable in this kind of activity, since he wasn´t challenged either.

This does not resemble the country I grew up in and felt to be honorable, with integrity, that our leaders were able to lead by example!

Has this happened before? If so, it should stop now!




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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/15/2012 6:00:51 AM     (No. 9015397)

No surprise here. This is IL. Demonrat thugs can commit any and all forms of lawlessness and still maintain their jobs.

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