Proco Joe Moreno was taken to custody after falsely reporting to the police that his vehicle was stolen.
Alderman Moreno Facing Two Felony Charges
Chicago’s Alderman Proco Joe Moreno was arrested and charged on two accounts of a felony after falsely reporting his vehicle for being stolen. The first felony that Moreno is being charged with is Insurance Fraud, and the other felony is Obstruction of Justice. Moreno is currently in custody.
On January 4, Proco Joe Moreno made a report in which he stated that his black Audi A6 Sedan was stolen. Moreno was leasing the vehicle at that moment.
The Statement That Led to the Arrest
The case made a turn in February when the police found the vehicle in question after stopping and charging its driver on account of misdemeanor trespass. The driver was a woman that claimed that Moreno gave her permission to borrow the black Audi A6 Sedan. However, after the woman gave her statement, the charges against her were dropped since the woman was able to back her story up with text messages.
The woman’s name was later revealed to the public to be Liliya Hrabar. After giving her statement to the police authorities, Miss Hrabar gave her statement to the media as well and explained that she was personally involved with Moreno.
This arrest was not the only scandal that could be linked to Moreno’s name since he has a history of issues with the authorities and public accusations from 2017 and 2018. Moreno is now facing two charges for which incarceration is a possible penalty. In the State of Illinois, insurance fraud is punishable by one to fifteen years of prison and a fine. Obstruction of justice is also considered to be a felony offense, and it can be punishable by one to three years in prison, depending on the severity of the offense.