Judge seizes $107,000 from Rahm's former aide

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A federal judge in Ohio is ordering $107,000 be seized from bank accounts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former city comptroller Amer Ahmad, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Ahmad, who was arrested last month in Pakistan after he fled the United States, had the funds in two separate bank accounts. The money will be used to repay $3.2 million restitution, according to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael Watson.

In December, the former city official plead guilty to wire fraud, money laundering, bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery from kickback scheme while he was working in Ohio as deputy treasurer.

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Prior to fleeing to Pakistan, Ahmad had been free pending his sentencing and had continued to live in Chicago since resigning from his $165,000-a-year City Hall post last summer. When captured at the international airport in Lahore, he officials said he was carrying about $176,000 and 124,000 euros in cash.

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