Federal agents are accusing Illinois state representative, Luis Arroyo, of paying a $2,500/month in kickbacks to a state senator for his vote to support legislation involving video gambling sweepstakes that would benefit one of his lobbying clients. I know what you are thinking: That is illegal? Does that not happen every day in politics? Is that not how American politics works?
Yes and no. Suffice it to say, there is a correct way of going about it, but directly paying bribes to state senators is not it.
Senator Not Named in Complaint