Ex-Alderman And Gang Leader Were Lovers: Feds

09/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Frank Main and Natasha Korecki Chicago Sun-Times

Former Ald. Arenda Troutman and a gang chieftain were "romantically involved" and worked together on a crooked real estate deal, federal prosecutors allege in a new court filing.

Troutman pleaded guilty last week to shaking down developers in her 20th Ward on the South Side. She was voted out of office last year.

Donnell "Scandalous" Jehan, a Black Disciples "king," was one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives until April when he surrendered. He faces trial on drug charges.

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