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posted: 7/31/2012 10:09 PM

Former Chicago alderman pleads not guilty

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  • Ambrosio Medrano

    Ambrosio Medrano

Associated Press

A not guilty plea has been entered by a former Chicago alderman under federal indictment on corruption charges.

A 10-count indictment accuses former Alderman Ambrosio Medrano of trying to accept kickbacks in schemes that included selling bandages to public hospitals. Charged with Medrano was former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno.

Authorities allege Medrano was to receive $5 per bandage and Moreno $2 per bandage -- an order of a thousand boxes would yield $70,000 with $24,000 going to Medrano.

Medrano and Moreno are free on bond.

Medrano spent time in prison in the 1990s after pleading guilty in an investigation of payoffs to Chicago-area politicians. He is to appear in federal court again on Wednesday for arraignment in a separate bribe conspiracy.

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