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'Fast Eddie' wheels, deals his way through community service

Oct 13, 2010 11:15:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Former alderman and Cook County Democratic chair, convicted of fraud, has tapped high-powered connections to benefit charity — and work off his sentence

Some felons sentenced to community service work end up doling out soup at homeless shelters. Legendary political insider "Fast Eddie" Vrdolyak worked off many of his court-ordered hours by organizing a star-studded fundraiser at Gibsons steakhouse and driving around in his car while recruiting friends by cell phone to aid a charity.

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