A federal judge Wednesday sentenced former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno (D) to 11 years in prison in connection with bribes and other favors involving county contracts and a business deal in Cicero.
“There were so many schemes, over so long a period of time,” Judge Gary Feinerman said in handing down the sentence on Tuesday. “The conduct was so brazen. It was not an aberration. It was standard operating procedure.”
Moreno was a Cook County commissioner from 1994 to 2010.