Guilty verdict for ex-Streets and San cmsr.

July 22, 2010 4:39:21 AM PDT
A jury found former Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez guilty Wednesday in his retrial on charges he rigged city hiring and promotions to favor those with political clout."They should come after the city, if they want retribution or they want to get somebody, not individuals. If they're going to get me, then they had better get every commissioner in that worked under that administration," said Sanchez.

"The jury did conclude that Mr. Sanchez did, in fact, act with an intent to defraud the people of the city of Chicago," said Manish Shah, assistant U.S. attorney.

Sanchez was found guilty in March, but the judge later overturned that conviction because of an improper disclosure by prosecution regarding a witness.

Prosecutors say Sanchez faces up to 20 years in prison.


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