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    Feds subpoena AT&T as part of investigation into Illinois House Speaker and lobbying

    Telephone giant AT&T has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors amid a widening criminal probe encircling House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political operation, a source with knowledge of the investigation told the Chicago Tribune. The subpoena, delivered earlier this year by the U.S. attorney’s office, is part of an inquiry into whether companies improperly used a stable of consultants with ties to the longtime House speaker as they pushed for legislation in Springfield.

    H/T: Chicago Tribune

    “It always felt like a fait accompli,” said Abe Scarr, director of Illinois PIRG. “They just had the whole thing bottled up. There was no stopping them.”

    “They are old-school, and they know how to pull the levers of power,” Scarr added.

    “Like all companies, from time to time we are required by law to provide information to government and law enforcement agencies,” a statement released by AT&T read. “As always, we cooperate with their fact gathering process.”

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