Trial Date Looming for Top Aide to Former County Board President

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Carla Oglesby, a former top aide for former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, who was arrested and indicted in 2010 on corruption charges, faces a July 27th court hearing. It is widely expected that Cook County Judge James Linn will set a date for Oglesby’s trial at the upcoming hearing. Oglesby is alleged to have committed money laundering, official misconduct, and theft of government property over $100,000, relating to her actions while serving as deputy chief-of-staff for Stroger. The indictment claims that Oglesby handed out various county contracts for public relations work that was never completed, including one county contract for just under $25,000 to her own public relations firm. Shortly following her arrest, Stroger fired her, and Oglesby has remained free on bail since that time.Trial Date Looming for Top Aide to Former County Board President

As you can see, allegations of official misconduct and corruption can have serious consequences. Not only did Oglesby lose her job, she likely has foreclosed any chance of other job opportunities, despite the fact that she has not yet been found guilty of any crime. Furthermore, Oglesby can face significant penalties if convicted of the pending criminal charges, including restitution, fines, probation, and even prison time.

If you or a loved one is accused of committing a serious crime such as official misconduct, corruption, money laundering, or other related offenses, be sure and contact an experienced Oak Brook, Illinois white collar crime attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you build a defense to these serious charges, and minimize the consequences that you might face.