Chicago alderman arrested for allegedly lying about his car being stolen

Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno

Police have arrested a Chicago alderman on charges accusing that he lied when he reported his vehicle had been stolen in January.

Police state a news release that Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno was arrested on Tuesday over felony charges of insurance fraud and obstruction of justice. On Wednesday he was released by a judge from custody on his written promise to show up in court at a later date.

Moreno reported on January 4 that his car was missing.

Weeks later, police found the car and charged the driver with misdemeanor trespass to a motor vehicle. But right after the woman informed investigators she had dated Moreno and that he allowed her to use the car, prosecutors dropped the charges against her.

Moreno lost his bid for re-election and his term is set to complete on May 20.

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