Former Chicago Ald. Danny Solis, who helped authorities build cases against Ald. Ed Burke and former Illinois President Michael Madigan have been charged with bribery, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Solis’s single bribery charge is believed to be part of a deferred prosecution agreement with prosecutors, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office has not confirmed whether such an agreement exists. The charge stems from when Solis allegedly took money from a real estate developer in 2015 when he was head of the Chicago City Council’s zoning committee.
Solis, who served as a city councilman for the 25th Ward from 1996 to 2019, was known for carrying a thread in the sprawling federal investigation into Madigan’s dealings with political allies and associates.
Madigan was charged in March with 22 counts in a nearly $3 million racketeering and bribery scheme. He pleaded not guilty.