State Representative Derrick Smith

State News
5:24 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Illinois lawmaker convicted of bribery

IL Representative Derrick Smith
Credit Peoria Public Radio

A judge has sentenced a Chicago Democrat to 5 months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe from a purported day care for his backing of a state grant application.  

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2:58 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Chicago politician found guilty of taking bribes

A Chicago politician was found guilty today of taking a 7-thousand dollar bribe.  Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith took the bribe in exchange for supporting a daycare center’s application for state money.

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State News
6:55 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Closing arguments expected in Derrick Smith trial

A federal judge says she expects attorneys to make their closing arguments in the bribery trial of an Illinois state representative Monday.

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4:56 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Rep. Smith pleads not guilty to bribery charges

Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith was in federal court in Chicago Wednesday pleading not guilty to bribery charges. Illinois Public Radio’s Robert Wildeboer reports.

Representative Smith was arrested and charged with bribery two years ago. Earlier this month prosecutors added a second charge to the case filing something called a superseding indictment.

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