Former AT&T President Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption, Conspiracy Charges

Former AT&T President Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption, Conspiracy Charges

(IRN) – The former AT&T Illinois president accused of trying to illegally influence former House Speaker Michael Madigan pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.

65-year-old Paul La Schiazza entered the plea one week after federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy and one count of corruptly awarding a public official.

According to prosecutors, AT&T Illinois admitted that in 2017 it arranged for a Madigan associate to receive $22,500 in payments from the company, who performed no actual work for the company.

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