Chicago Police sergeant pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

April 17, 2012 2:33:00 PM PDT
A judge has increased the bail for a Chicago police sergeant who was arrested on theft and money laundering charges.

Sergeant John Pallohusky was president of the Chicago Police Sergeants Association. He was arrested in 2009 after a bank noticed suspicious activity in the union's account.

Prosecutors say Pallohusky wrote checks from the union's accounts to himself totaling more than $600,000. They say he used the money to pay for a home and trips to Las Vegas.

Pallohusky will be sentenced June 1. He faces up to 15 years in prison.