Chicago Ald. Moreno Charged With Fraud, Obstruction of Justice

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Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno has been charged with fraud and obstruction of justice, a Chicago police spokesman said early Wednesday.

Moreno was charged with one count of insurance fraud of between $10,000 and $100,000, according to CPD spokesman Tom Ahern, and one count of obstruction of justice/destroying evidence – both felonies.

Moreno, who represents the city’s 1st Ward, was arrested Tuesday night, according to police, in connection to a police report he filed on Jan. 4 in which he claimed that his vehicle had been stolen.

After he reported it stolen, police pulled over a woman driving the car, but she told them she and Moreno dated and he let her drive it. She was initially charged with trespass to a motor vehicle, but that charge was dismissed.

Moreno just lost his seat to Alderman-elect Daniel La Spata, slated to be sworn in on May 20.