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Arrest Warrent Approved for Former Chicago Comptroller: Report

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An arrest warrant has been signed for former City of Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Ahmad resigned from the post last summer and pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy for his lead role in a bribery and money laundering scheme while he was the former Ohio deputy treasurer. He has since continued to live in Chicago.

The Sun-Times reports the warrant for Ahmad is for violating terms of his bail.

Court documents say that between January 2009 and January 2011, Ahmad, attorney Mohammed Noure Alo and others conspired to use Ahmad's role as deputy treasurer to direct state brokerage services to a securities broker in return for payments.

Prosecutors allege Ahmad and another man concealed payments from the broker by passing them through the accounts of a landscaping business.

The alleged crimes happened before Ahmad took the job in Chicago, and an outside audit of Ahmad showed there was no indication he defrauded the city.

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