Madigan controlled what legislation was called for a vote in the Illinois House of Representatives and also exerted considerable influence over his fellow lawmakers concerning bills that impacted ComEd. The company admitted that it arranged for jobs and vendor subcontracts for the “Public Official A’s” political friends and workers even when those people performed little or no work that they were supposedly hired by ComEd to perform.
In addition to jobs and contracts, ComEd’s admissions include other efforts to influence and reward Public Official A. They appointed an individual to ComEd’s Board of Directors at his request. They retained a particular law firm at his request. ComEd accepted into the company’s internship program a certain number of students who lived in the Chicago ward where Public Official A was associated.
ComEd enhances its compliance program
As reported in Compliance Week, ComEd is obligated under the DPA to include enhancements to its compliance program and provide annual reports to the government regarding remediation and implementation of those compliance measures.