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Developer linked to embattled Chicago alderman indicted

April 12, 2019 - 10:25 AM

CHICAGO - Federal authorities have accused a real estate developer of steering legal work to a powerful Chicago alderman in exchange for a permit and financing for a redevelopment project.

The Chicago Tribune reports that 48-year-old Charles Cui, of Lake Forest, is charged in an indictment made public Friday with bribery, official misconduct and making a false statement to the FBI. Alderman Ed Burke isn't named in the indictment, but it describes him by his titles.

The 75-year-old Burke was indicted this year on charges alleging that he tried to shake down a restaurant owner who wanted to build in his ward. Burke denies wrongdoing.

When reached by the Chicago Sun-Times , Cui referred a reporter to his attorney but hung up after being asked who that was.

Cui is a managing partner of a company that owned property on Chicago's northwest side.

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