Michael Sneed of the Sun-Times is reporting that Michael DiFoggio (photo right), a politically connected Bridgeport developer who became an informant for the feds, has apparently committed suicide.
DiFoggio was a key government witness in the recent corruption cases of former Cook County Board Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano.
His cooperation with the feds was a source of widespread speculation whether more indictments were in the works. “According to my clients on the street, there was a Second Act coming,” said prominent defense attorney Joseph R. Lopez, who has represented many organized crime figures over the years.
DiFoggio had secretly recorded Medrano and Moreno for the feds. He passed a bribe of $5,000 to Moreno in his car to help grease the deal in December 2010. Just a few months before, Moreno had been appointed to a Town of Cicero local business assistance committee by Cicero President Larry Dominick.
At one point, Moreno told DiFoggio: “I don’t want to be a hog, I just want to be a pig. Hogs get slaughtered, pigs get fat.”
Photo by: John J. Kim~Sun-Times