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Former Quincy State Representative indicted in ComEd bribery scheme

Former Quincy State Representative indicted in ComEd bribery scheme

1 week, 6 days ago by Associated Press / Scott Hardy

Mike McClain indicted Wednesday in Federal court in Chicago

A long-time Quincy resident and close associate of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, among four people indicted on Federal charges of orchestrating a bribery scheme with Commonwealth Edison, remains free on bond.

Former State Representative and lobbyist Mike McClain was indicted Wednesday by a Federal Grand Jury in Chicago on nine counts of bribery and conspiracy. Those also indicted are former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggirore, lobbyist and former ComEd executive John Hooker, and former City Club of Chicago head Jay Doherty. The indictment says that the alleged scheme had the utility provide do-nothing jobs to Madigan loyalists in exchange for the speaker’s help with legislation. It alleges that over $2 million in payments were made to Doherty's company. McClain served with Madigan in the House in the 1970s and early 1980s before becoming a lobbyist.

McClain remains free on a $10,000 recognizance bond, and an arraignment date hasn't been set.

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