A former employee of the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk is expected to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from a federal probe "investigating the purchasing of jobs and promotions" at the office.
Sivasubramani Rajaram has a change-of-plea hearing scheduled for April 20. That news was reported Tuesday, hours before Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown beat out her challengers in last night's Democratic primary race.
Rajaram was charged in November with lying to a grand jury about his communications with Brown and a $15,000 loan he allegedly gave to Goat Masters Corporation, a company for which Brown's husband Benton Cook III was president.
Rajaram, who no longer works at the office as of January 7, allegedly gave the business the loan shortly before he was rehired at the clerk's office in 2014. Brown and Cook have not been charged with any wrongdoing.