Pagano Widow Settles Bankruptcy Case

Pagano killed himself in May

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    Chicago Sun-Times
    Pagano's Private Life |
    Former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano's corruption may have extended into his private life. It was disclosed in bankruptcy court that Pagano supported two additional households before committing suicide in May.

    Former Metra chief Phil Pagano's wife Barbara has settled her bankruptcy case, even as the attorney for creditors was seeking information on "other households" the disgraced transit chief was supposedly supporting.

    Pagano killed himself in May, facing dismissal from Metra for allegedly taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper advances on his vacation. 

    During the course of the ensuing bankruptcy proceeding, his wife's attorney told a Rockford judge, that Pagano had been supporting "two other households". 

    He did not reveal the nature of those relationships, and the trustee for the bankruptcy case, attorney Stephen Balsley, planned to depose Barbara Pagano Friday to determine the identity of the "other households".

    Balsley told NBC Chicago Friday morning that Pagano has agreed to satisfy some $26,000 in debts, making the bankruptcy proceeding moot.