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Illinois state senator indicted

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Illinois state Sen. Thomas Cullerton was indicted by a federal grand jury.

He faces embezzlement charges from before he was a state senator.

Prosecutors allege Cullerton received $275,000 in salary, bonuses, health and pension benefits for doing "little or no work" as a union organizer with Teamsters Local Union 734. The allegations include claims that he fraudulently obtained funding.

Read more from Crain's Chicago Business.


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