County Clerk Sentenced for Taking Payoffs

Angelo Colon took money from woman, saying he could bribe judge

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 PM CDT
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County Clerk Sentenced for Taking Payoffs

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A worker in the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk's office convicted of soliciting bribes to help secure the release of a man jailed in a drug trafficking case has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Angelo Colon on Tuesday admitted he took money from a Texas woman on a false promise her husband would be freed if he bribed a judge.

The 48-year-old Colon first met Eduardo Suke's wife in September 2008, when she was trying to bail out her spouse. Prosecutors alleged Colon took $3,000 from the woman at that meeting.

Prosecutors alleged Colon met the woman again and had her wire an additional $10,000 to him in five separate transactions.

State's attorney spokesman Sally Daly says there is no evidence Colon ever contacted a judge to seek the jailed man's release.

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