Friday, January 29, 2010
Will "V.D." finally do the time?
They called him "Fast Eddie" back in the day, when he led the Democratic machine's racist assault on Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington. But we just called him, "V.D." Ed Vrdolyak was finally convicted last February after he collected illegal kickbacks in a crooked $1.5 million school construction land deal. But a crony U.S. District Judge, Milton Shadur, let V.D. walk free.
Today's Sun-Times reports that Vrdolyak’s probation-only sentence for fraud has been overturned by an appellate panel, meaning he could face prison time when he is re-sentenced. We're still waiting.