CHICAGO
01/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Feds Probe County Commissioner

Federal authorities have launched a probe into Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno's push to get his pal and political supporter, Ronald Garcia, a piece of a multimillion-dollar hospital system billing contract, sources said.

The U.S. attorney's office wants to know more about Moreno's role in lobbying Georgia-based Med Assets Inc. to hire Garcia's firm, Chicago Medical Equipment and Supply, as a minority subcontractor.

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