Former ComEd VP Fidel Marquez charged in alleged bribery scheme implicating Michael Madigan

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Charges have been filed for the first time in the ongoing ComEd investigation that has implicated Illinois' powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan.

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Fidel Marquez, former vice president of governmental affairs at ComEd, is accused of arranging jobs and other perks for Madigan's political allies in exchange for favorable action in Springfield.

Madigan, a Southwest Side state representative since 1971, has not been charged and has strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Madigan said Wednesday that he's "never made a legislative decision with improper motives."'

In a statement, ComEd said it's not in a position to comment.
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