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Ex-aide to Michael Madigan pleads not guilty to perjury

(AP) — The longtime chief of staff to former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has pleaded not guilty to accusations he lied under oath to a federal grand jury investigating a bribery scheme involving electric utility Commonwealth Edison. Timothy Mapes entered the plea Friday during a hearing conducted remotely. U.S....
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Used to striding halls of power, Tim Mapes, former chief of staff to Speaker Michael Madigan, pleads not guilty in perjury case

Tim Mapes is used to being in the middle of the action. He spent decades as former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s chief of staff and executive director of the Madigan-run Democratic Party of Illinois. Madigan even anointed Mapes as clerk of the House, giving him a trio of powerful positions, all designed to carry out the will of the nation’s longest-serving speaker.
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IL House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Right-Hand Man Timothy Mapes Indicted

Federal prosecutors announced they had indicted a man who had long been former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s right-hand man, Timothy Mapes. Timothy Mapes was Madigan’s chief of staff. He was also clerk of the Illinois House, and director of the Democratic Party of Illinois. But more than that, Mapes was a gatekeeper for Madigan, and by many accounts he relished the role.
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