Prosecutors reveal breadth of evidence in Burke case
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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