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Illinois lawmaker asking judge to postpone trial

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    Associated Press/2012

Associated Press

An illinois lawmaker set to face trial on federal bribery charges is asking to postpone the proceeding so he can finish out the legislative session. rep. derrick smith, a chicago democrat, was charged in 2012 with accepting a $7,000 bribe from someone seeking a state grant.

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