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Ex-Chicago Alderman “Fast Eddie” Vrdolyak Admits Guilt In Kickback Scheme

In Chicago, some say it was just a matter of time before former Aldlerman “Fast Eddie” got busted.

Edward Vrdolyak/law firm photo

Edward Vrdolyak/law firm photo

By Jeff Coen
Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — Former Chicago Ald. Edward Vrdolyak long enjoyed a reputation for always being a step ahead of federal investigators, but Monday his past caught up with him.
Eleventh-hour negotiations over the weekend ended with “Fast Eddie” becoming yet another former Chicago politician to become a convicted felon, pleading guilty to plotting to take a bogus finder’s fee in a Gold Coast real estate deal.
“The notion in Chicago that there are certain people who cannot or will not be held accountable took a serious hit today,” U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald said after the hearing.
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