Jury selection begins in real estate developer case

March 9, 2010 2:13:43 PM PST
Jury selection was under way Tuesday in the trial of a Chicago real estate developer, accused of bribing an alderman.

The process had been delayed one day to allow a defense appeal.

Calvin Boender is accused of providing former alderman Ike Carothers with $40,000-worth of home improvements, in exchange for help with a zoning change.

He also is charged with providing Carothers with free meals and sports tickets and funneling illegal campaign contributions to a Carothers relative.

Carothers plead guilty to corruption and resigned from office.


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