A Chicago adviser was thrown behind bars this week – accused of insurance fraud and obstruction of justice – for allegedly presenting a false police report against a former flirtation, police say.
Proco "Joe" Moreno, of the 1st Ward of the town of Windy, was scheduled to appear in the court of bonds on Wednesday after being taken into custody the night before for an arrest warrant, according to local media.
He is accused of lying to the police in January when he reported stealing his 2016 Audi A6 sedan.
According to reports from Moreno, his former girlfriend, who was not identified, was the only one able to access the machine. She was later arrested and arrested for violating a motor vehicle.
After being questioned, the woman insisted that Moreno allow her to use the Audi and that they were dating and dating. The authorities investigated his claims and eventually abandoned the charge against her.
Photos and text messages obtained by WGN showed Moreno that the woman would pick up her car at the beginning of January – just one day before she reported the reports on the outlet.
Moreno will leave the office later this month after losing his offer for re-election. He is also accused of disorderly conduct in addition to obstruction of justice and insurance fraud charges.
The judge who runs the hearing on Moreno's bond, John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr., is the same judge who handled the proceedings for the "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett – who was also accused of having filed a false police report. Moreno's bail was set at $ 100,000.