Corruption in the City of Chicago? No way. Way.
Excerpts of a list of more than 5,000 names that was never supposed to see the light of day were projected on a large overhead screen in federal court Monday as part of the criminal trial of Mayor Daley's former patronage chief, Robert Sorich.
The 60-page list gives the most detailed snapshot yet of politicians, powerbrokers and mayoral friends vying for city jobs or promotions for their families, friends and support...
Patricia Molloy, a former secretary of Sorich, testified Monday that the computerized list she kept ran from 1989 to 1997 and that Sorich later told her to shred paper copies of similar lists.
Prosecutors call the scheme illegal. Defense attorneys for Sorich and three other former city employees on trial contend their clients were following orders as part of a long city tradition and never intended to commit crimes.