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Report: No evidence of Daley influence in probe

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 10:03 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO — A special prosecutor has released a report concluding there's no evidence former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley or other family members sought to influence an investigation into the 2004 death of a man punched by Daley's nephew.

Dan Webb released the 162-page document Tuesday.

A statement accompanying the reports says "there was no evidence that former Mayor Daley, his family, or others at their direction engaged in conduct to influence or attempted to influence" the investigations.

Twenty-one-year-old David Koschman died days after being struck by Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko.

Vanecko pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter, leading a judge to unseal the report.

After completing the report last year, Webb said charges related to the original investigation weren't possible because the statute of limitations ran out.

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