Illinois News: CHICAGO, EDWARD R. VRDOLYAK, Former Illinois Attorney Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion in Connection with Legal Fees Stemming from Multi-Billion Dollar Tobacco Litigation

Illinois News: CHICAGO, EDWARD R. VRDOLYAK, Former Illinois Attorney Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion in Connection with Legal Fees Stemming from Multi-Billion Dollar Tobacco Litigation

CHICAGO, Illinois — Former Illinois attorney EDWARD R. VRDOLYAK pleaded guilty today to federal tax evasion for assisting another lawyer in evading taxes on income received from a multi-billion dollar legal settlement with tobacco companies.

Vrdolyak, 81, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion. The charge is punishable by up to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr., set sentencing for July 23, 2019.

The guilty plea was announced by John R.

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