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State Rep. Luis Arroyo leaves Dirksen Federal Building on Monday, October 28.

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Rep. Luis Arroyo’s arrest, charges

Luis Arroyo has been in hot water since October, when he was arrested by federal authorities for allegedly passing a $2,500 bribe to a state senator.

In October, former Rep. Luis Arroyo was arrested by federal authorities for allegedly passing a $2,500 bribe to a state senator to advance sweepstakes gaming legislation in Springfield.

Following four full days of public pressure and negative headlines, Arroyo resigned from the Illinois House of Representatives.

The arrest added Arroyo to the list of Illinois politicians caught up in multiple, widening federal campaigns against public corruption — which seem to be targeting veteran, old-school Chicago politicians.

Friday, a federal prosecutor filed a new charging document against Arroyo that repeated allegations first made against him in October. The filing of an information typically indicates a defendant plans to plead guilty.

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