Ald. Proco ‘Joe’ Moreno Arrested, Charged Fraud, Obstruction of Justice

The charges come after he allegedly filed a false police report.

Dave Berner
May 15, 2019 - 7:59 am

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (Facebook/First Ward/Joe Moreno)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno has been charged with insurance fraud and obstruction of justice, after allegedly filing a false police report, according to police. 

Moreno was charged with one count of insurance fraud of between $10,000 and $100,000 and one count of obstruction of justice/destroying evidence - both felonies.

Ald. Moreno was taken into custody Wednesday after allegedly filed a false police report on Jan. 4

Chicago Police said they have been investigating for months on whether Moreno lied to authorities in January when he reported his car stolen. Moreno told police when he returned home from a trip, he found his leased black Audi sedan was missing from his Wicker Park property.

Police located the car in February driven by a woman, whom Moreno dated off and on. She told police Moreno let her use the car, which led police to open an investigation into the possibility of a false report. 

Moreno lost his bid for re-election and his term ends in five days. 

He is expected in bond court on Wednesday. No further information was provided.

This is an on-going story. Check back for updates.