Witnesses set to testify as corruption trial of Infante begins


When the Ralph Infante public-corruption trial begins Monday, prosecutors have suggested that numerous witnesses will testify that the former Niles mayor abused his position of authority to get bribes and gifts for himself.

Infante’s crimes were part of an enterprise of corruption throughout his time as mayor, prosecutors say.

From 1991 to January 2016, the “common purpose of the enterprise ... was to create sources of money and power for Ralph Infante through bribery, theft in office, the misuse of city-owned property, paying employees contrary to law, gambling for profit and to hide the proceeds of illegal activity,” prosecutors said.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com

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