Expelled legislator says he expects to be elected
CHICAGO – An expelled Chicago-area legislator seeking a return to the statehouse spoke out Monday after weeks of silence following his indictment on federal bribery charges.
Derrick Smith told Chicago's WMAQ-TV that whether he wins his race is "in God's hands," but he believes he will win.
Smith was arrested days before the March primary in an FBI sting. He is accused of accepting a $7,000 bribe in exchange for helping what he thought was a day care center to obtain a state grant. He pleaded not guilty.
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