Former Stroger Aide Guilty of Theft, Money Laundering

Carla Oglesby could face up to 30 years in prison

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013  |  Updated 5:27 PM CDT
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Former Stroger Aide Guilty of Theft, Money Laundering

Rich Hein, Sun-Times

Carla Ogelsby

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A woman who worked as an aide for former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was found guilty Wednesday of using her position for financial gain.

A judge ruled Carla Oglesby, 44, guilty of theft and money laundering, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, but she was cleared of organizing financial crimes and official misconduct.

Oglesby was arrested after awarding a $24,900 county contract to her own PR firm and steering other jobs to her friends.

Oglesby was Stroger's spokeswoman in his unsuccessfu re-election bid and also worked as his deputy chief of staff.

Oglesby could face anywhere from six to 30 years in prison, but remains free on bond, the Sun-Times reported.

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