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03/10/2011 09:42 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ex-Todd Stroger Aide Gets Jobless Pay Despite Corruption Charge

A former top Cook County official awaiting trial on public corruption charges has been collecting unemployment benefits despite her arrest, county officials confirmed Wednesday.

Former County Board President Todd Stroger approved the payments to his former deputy chief of staff Carla Oglesby before he left office -- even though she had been ousted from her job after she was accused of multiple felonies for allegedly doling out no-bid, no-work county government contracts to a firm she owned and others owned by her pals.

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