Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Moreno pleads guilty to extortion

Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (left) and former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno (right) are seen in separate AP file photos.
July 2, 2013 3:56:08 AM PDT
Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Moreno has pleaded guilty to extortion.

Moreno, who is charged with former Alderman Ambrosio Medrano, also confessed to accepting a $5,000 payoff.

In court, Moreno admitted to taking bribes and using his influence as a county commissioner.

He is free on bond but will be sentenced October 17th.

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