June 25, 2010 (CHICAGO) --Real estate developer Calvin Boender was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Friday morning. Boender was convicted on bribery and construction charges in connection with a rezoning scheme involving former Chicago alderman Ike Carothers. Boender allegedly paid for $40,000 in home improvements to Carother's home in exchange re-zoning changes that benefited Boender's business.
The area rezoned is Galewood Yards, the largest undeveloped track of land in Chicago.
Carothers was setenced to 28 months on corruption charges Thursday.