Prosecutors reveal breadth of evidence in Burke case

  • Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke walks out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 4. Burke has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges.

    Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke walks out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 4. Burke has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times

 
 
Updated 10/8/2019 5:07 PM

Federal prosecutors said they have turned over 40,000 pages of evidence to attorneys for Alderman Edward M. Burke and his co-defendants, as well as 100 "media discs," revealing the potential breadth of their corruption case against the once-powerful politician.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Kutcher revealed that detail during a brief status hearing Tuesday in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Robert Dow. Burke did not attend the hearing, nor did fellow defendants Pete Andrews or Charles Cui.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

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