Niemerg Statement on Conviction of Madigan Top Aid for Obstruction of Justice in Corruption Scheme

TEUTOPOLIS, IL – State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) had this to say upon hearing the guilty verdict of Tim Mapes, former Chief of Staff to longtime, now indicted, Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan. Mapes was found guilty of lying to the Federal government in the government’s investigation into Madigan’s corruption.

“We are now up to five Madigan associates, allies, and lobbyists who have been convicted of criminal activity connected to the ComEd bribery scheme. This obstruction of justice by Tim Mapes shows how far the Madigan organization is willing to go to protect the former Speaker. I continue to call on the Democrats in the House to allow real reforms to fight corruption to be heard and voted upon.”