CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former State Senator Martin Sandoval died Saturday from COVID-19 complication, according to his attorney.
Sandoval had been facing prison time after pleading guilty to taking bribes from a person in relation to red light camera contracts.
His attorney said Sandoval, "cared deeply about his community and he did a great deal of good... Although he had made mistakes, he took responsibility for them and was sincerely remorseful."
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Please note: The article incorrectly stated that Sandoval took bribes from red light camera company SafeSpeed. SafeSpeed was not involved with the bribery charges. This error has been corrected above..
Former State Senator Martin Sandoval dies from COVID-19 complications, attorney says
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