Friday, December 07, 2012

IL:State Sen. Trotter's Gun Not Registered, Prosecutors Say

COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE - State Sen. Donne Trotter was packing an illegal handgun in his carry-on when he got pinched at an O’Hare Airport checkpoint, prosecutors said at a Thursday bond hearing.

Trotter’s bail was set at $25,000 on felony charges that he tried to board a plane with an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta. He also allegedly carried an ammunition clip loaded with bullets.

Trotter, D-Chicago, who last week announced he would seek the congressional seat vacated by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., appeared in court wearing the same brown suit he was arrested in Wednesday as he attempted to board a plane to Washington, D.C.

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Dean Weingarten said...

State Senator Trotter claims to work as a security guard. This is one of the ways that the powerful and connected get around the ban on concealed carry in Chicago.

Dean Weingarten said...

No income from the security firm was disclosed on Trotter's 2011 economic disclosure form.

Trotter is paid about $90,000 a year as a state senator.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like he's a shoo-in for Jackson's seat! Birds-of-a-feather...