Jury selection begins in ex- commissioner's trial

March 3, 2009 9:20:26 AM PST
Jury selection begins Tuesday morning in the corruption trial of former Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez.Sanchez, who was also a high-ranking member of the Hispanic Democratic Organization, resigned in 2005 in the wake of the Hired Truck Scandal.

Sanchez is accused of influencing city hiring and promotions and rewarding campaign workers.

His co-defendant is Chicago police officer Aaron del Valle, an HDO official.


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