Indicted Former Stroger Aide Collects Unemployment

The aide collected unemployment despite corruption charges

By Jaime Elich
|  Thursday, Mar 10, 2011  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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A former top aide to ex-Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is collecting unemployment benefits despite felony corruption charges against her.
   
Carla Oglesby collected at least $3,465 in unemployment payments in the final months of last year, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Oglesby resigned as Stroger's deputy chief of staff after being accused of giving government contracts to a firm she owned, as well as others owned by friends.

Stroger approved the payments before leaving office, even though county commissioners asked him to contest her application.

Oglesby is awaiting trial on theft, money laundering and official misconduct charges.

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