06/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Alderman Carothers Invokes The Words Of James Brown In His Defense

"Things are not always what they seem." That's the quote from 29th Ward Alderman Isaac Carothers one day after his indictment on charges of accepting $40,000 in home improvements and other favors in exchange for clearing zoning changes in his ward.

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