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Prominent Chicago Democrat Found Guilty Of Shameful Crimes: ‘He Dug His Own Grave And Jumped In’

via ABC 7 Chicago
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Former powerful Democratic City Council member Ed Burke was found guilty on most of the 14 corruption counts against him, including racketeering, bribery, and extortion.

The charges were related to his attempts to extort company executives for business at his property tax law firm.

Chicago’s Mayor and former Mayor commented on the case, emphasizing the importance of accountability for elected officials. (Trending: Judge Announces Historic Ruling In Jeffrey Epstein Case)

Burke’s long-standing role in the city council and the prevalence of corruption among aldermen in Chicago were also highlighted.

“Elected officials are responsible for serving with honesty and integrity, with a moral responsibility to their constituents to uphold and abide by the law,” Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson stated.

“In the case that they fail to do so, it is imperative that they are held accountable.”

“That is what the jury decided today.”

Former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated that Burke “should rightfully be remembered as a man who elevated personal ambition and greed over doing other people’s work.”

“But like many before who feasted on their gluttonous power, Burke was felled because this total lack of accountability made him foolishly think he was invincible,” Lightfoot said.

“So he grossly overplayed his hand. He dug his own grave and jumped in.”

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