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Feds Secretly Questioned Daley in 2008

By Kevin Robinson in News on Mar 17, 2010 2:00PM

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According to a report by the Tribune, Mayor Daley was secretly interviewed by the FBI in 2008, as part of their investigation into Calvin Boender and the Galewood Yards project. That investigation has led former 29th Ward Alderman Ike Carothers to plead guilty to accepting a bribe in connection to the project, and bribery charges against Boender. "The mayor cooperated with a request for an interview during the course of the investigation," said Jennifer Hoyle, spokeswoman for the city's Law Department, in an e-mail response to Tribune questions. "There is no indication that he was or is anything other than a witness."

Daley's hasn't been implicated in any wrongdoing in connection to the investigation, but this is the first time that it has been made public that federal authorities had any interest in what he may know. This is the second time during Daley's 21 years in office that he's been questioned by the FBI. The first time was during the hirings investigations in 2006, which led to the corruption conviction of several of Daley's aides.