Former Chicago Alderman Ed Burke files motion to delay sentencing for corruption convictions

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
Former Chicago Ald. Ed Burke files motion to delay sentencing
Former Chicago Alderman Ed Burke has filed a motion attempting to delay sentencing for his bribery, attempted extortion and racketeering convictions.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Convicted former Chicago Alderman Ed burke is trying to get his sentencing delayed.

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His attorneys filed a motion Friday asking to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its ruling in a separate case involving bribery charges.

Last year a federal jury convicted Burke on 13 counts of bribery, attempted extortion and racketeering.

Currently Burke is set to be sentenced June 24. Federal prosecutors are asking for a 10-year sentence.

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