Developer sentenced in re-zoning scheme

June 25, 2010 9:37:21 AM PDT
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.


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