A former head of the
John Pallohusky, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of theft, a Class 1 felony punishable by anywhere from probation to 15 years in prison, according to Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the
Pallohusky entered his plea “blind,” meaning there is no agreement with prosecutors on his sentence, Simonton said. Criminal Courts Judge Diane Cannon is scheduled to sentence him on June 1.
Pallohusky, who was a 21-year veteran of the force at the time of his 2009 arrest, was accused of writing checks from the Chicago Police Sergeants' Association to himself and depositing them into his personal accounts. He was also accused of using association credit cards for personal use.
Pallohusky has been suspended from the