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Colonel Accused of Bribery, Perjury

From Times Wire Reports

The Illinois Army National Guard’s former chief of staff has been arrested and charged with using bribes and lying under oath to thwart an investigation into his alleged sexual misconduct. Col. James M. Burgess could spend up to 85 years in prison and be fined $2.5 million if convicted. The indictment alleged obstruction of a proceeding, two counts of perjury, two counts of bribery, three counts of witness tampering and two counts of false statements.


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