Former Cook County commissioner and McCook Mayor Jeffrey Tobolski was charged Friday in federal court with conspiracy to commit extortion and filing a false tax return.
The two-count criminal information filed against Tobolski marked the latest domino to fall in a sprawling federal corruption investigation that has touched some of the Democratic Party’s key suburban political players — including Tobolski’s own chief of staff.
According to the bare-bones charges, Tobolski allegedly conspired with an unnamed McCook official to extort a victim identified only as Individual A. He also allegedly filed a falsified income tax return for 2018, according the the paperwork.
Defendants charged by criminal information typically intend to plead guilty.