Ex-Streets and San commissioner retrial begins

July 8, 2010 6:56:48 AM PDT
Opening statements begin Thursday morning in the retrial of former Chicago Streets and Sanitation commissioner Al Sanchez. In March of last year, a jury found Sanchez guilty of rigging city hiring and promotions to favor those with political clout.

The judge overturned that conviction because prosecutors failed to disclose the criminal background and gang affiliation of a key government witness.