* Yet another reason why you don’t put yourself into a position of being busted for lying to a federal grand jury while under immunity. The G doesn’t ask questions in those situations unless they already know the answers and also have receipts to back it all up…
A “voluminous” batch of 90,000 documents and secret recordings will soon be sent to defense lawyers handling the perjury and obstruction case against Tim Mapes, the longtime chief of staff for House Speaker Michael Madigan, a prosecutor said in court Wednesday.
Mapes, 66, of Springfield, has pleaded not guilty to lying to a grand jury in the sprawling ComEd bribes-for-favors case. He is one of the closest Madigan insiders to be ensnared in the ongoing investigation.
At a telephonic status hearing Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia Schwartz said the government sent Mapes’ defense team an initial batch of “intercepted communications and other records” on June 8.
“The next production will be voluminous,” Schwartz told U.S. District Judge John Lee. “We anticipate approximately 90,000 documents as well as additional communications and recordings.”