Fed indict Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin

Alderman Carrie Austin (Getty, 34th Ward)

Alderman Carrie Austin (Getty, 34th Ward)

Two years after federal authorities raided Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin’s South Side office, she and her chief of staff were indicted for allegedly conspiring to receive home improvement work from contractors doing business in her ward.

Austin, joining a growing number of sitting members of the Chicago City Council who have been indicted, was charged with one count of bribery conspiracy, two counts of using interstate facilities to promote bribery and one count of lying to the FBI, according to the indictment filed in the Northern District of Illinois court.

Austin, 72, was appointed