Prosecutors Seek More Than 3 Years, Fine for "Fast Eddie"

Former alderman escaped prison time last year in kickback scheme

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 PM CDT
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Federal prosecutors are making another attempt to put former 10th Ward alderman Edward Vrdolyak behind bars.

In a 47-page court filing Wednesday, prosecutors said they're seeking a 3.5 year prison term and a substantial fine, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Vrdolyak pleaded guilty to conspiring with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science board member Stuart Levine. The two plotted to split a $1.5 million kickback from selling property owned by the university.

A judge sentenced Vrdolyak to community service last year, but an appeals court overturned that sentence.  He's to be resentenced Oct. 15.

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