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Chicago alderman pleads guilty in corruption case

CHICAGO – A prominent Chicago alderman who told a judge last year that he wasn’t going to accept a plea agreement that was planned for his federal corruption case has changed his mind again and pleaded guilty.

Alderman Willie Cochran entered his plea Thursday to one felony count of wire fraud for spending campaign funds on personal purchases including gambling and his daughter’s college tuition.

Federal prosecutors dropped 14 felony counts of wire fraud, extortion and bribery in exchange for the plea.

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