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Alderman Cochran Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charge for Using Charitable Funds to Pay Personal Expense

Chicago Alderman Willie Cochran.

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- City of Chicago Alderman WILLIE B. COCHRAN pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal fraud charge for pocketing money from a charitable fund intended to help families and children in his South Side ward.

Cochran, 66, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.  The conviction is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.  U.S. District Judge Jorge L. Alonso set sentencing for June 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

The guilty plea was announced by John R . . .

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