Complaint claims Burke asked Burger King owners for cash for permit

 

The criminal complaint filed against Chicago Alderman Ed Burke alleges conversations were recorded that involve Burke attempting to extort money from the owners of a group of Burger Kings. The criminal complaint alleges Burke wanted campaign money from the owners of a Burger King at 40th Street and Pulaski Road in the Archer Heights neighborhood.  In exchange Burke would allegedly approve remodeling permit and use Burke‚Äôs law firm to represent them.

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