COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — An aid to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was found guilty Wednesday of theft and money laundering.
Prosecutors alleged that Oglesby, 44, conspired to bilk county taxpayers through a sham contracts scheme.
Oglesby, charged in 2010, was found guilty on four counts of theft, money laundering, and bid rigging at her bench trial.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge James Linn called the scandal that ensnared Oglesby "a scheme, a fraud, premeditated course of conduct ... all of it being exacted with her help."
Linn acquitted Oglesby of multiple corruption and official misconduct charges.
The judge said he would allow Oglesby to remain out of jail on bond pending sentencing. But he warned her not to do "something silly, like run away," as she could be sentenced in her absence if she failed to appear for court.