CHICAGO - Thursday, a federal court judge set a $25,000 bond on State Senator Donne Trotter (D-Chicago), who was arrested and detained at O'Hare International Airport Wednesday for attempting to board a plane with a .25 mm Baretta handgun and bullets.
Trotter's attorney said bond would be posted today. The senator is reportedly being kept separate from the jail's general population in Chicago's Franklin District holding facility.
The 19 yr state senator told law enforcement he had forgotten about the gun found in his carry on luggage after working as a security guard the night before. A Chicago police spokeswoman said Trotter is licensed to carry a weapon and has a current FOID card, however, the gun was not registered in Chicago.
Allpoints Security, the company Trotter said he was working for, has not yet confirmed to the media if Trotter was on duty the night before. If Trotter works for Allpoints as he says he was doing, the job is either new or not very lucrative. In April 2012, Trotter filed an economic interest disclosure form, and Allpoints Security was not listed anywhere on the form, including as not bringing in more than $1200.
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