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Viagra, Massage Parlors And Sex Acts: Ald. Danny Solis Accused Of Abusing Power In FBI Investigation, Sun-Times Reports

A 120-page federal affidavit reveals the feds listened to 18,000 of Solis' private calls.

Ald. Danny Solis represents the city's 25th Ward.
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PILSEN — Ald. Danny Solis (25th) received sex acts at massage parlors, the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and campaign contributions in exchange for ushering deals through City Council, according to a new bombshell report by the Sun-Times that details his alleged abuse of power.

The Sun-Times report cites a 120-page federal affidavit that revealed the feds listened to 18,000 of Solis’ private calls and had him under surveillance while he visited massage parlors.

The 2016 affidavit was made as investigators sought a warrant to search the veteran alderman’s homes and offices.

The FBI also recorded Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan trying to get business for his private law firm from a developer brought to him by Solis, the powerful chairman of City Council’s Zoning Committee, the Sun-Times report revealed. The developer aimed to build a hotel in Chinatown, a deal that couldn’t happen without Solis’ support.

“We’re not interested in a quick killing here. We’re interested in a long-term relationship,” Madigan said, according to the report.

After the meeting with Madigan, Solis told the developer that if he worked worked with Madigan, he would get anything he needed for a proposed hotel, according to the Sun-Times.

RELATED: Ald. Danny Solis Secretly Recorded Ed Burke For The FBI, Sun-Times Reports

Last week, a Sun-Times report revealed Solis wore a wire for two years as part of the federal investigation into powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th), who has been charged with attempted extortion. 

RELATED: ‘Where I Come From, If You Wore A Wire, Someone’s Gonna Kick Your Ass’: Aldermen React To Solis Helping The Feds

According to the report, the Solis probe dates back to 2014, but no charges have been filed against him.

In November, Solis made a surprising announcement that he would not seek re-election after more than 20 years in office. Five candidates aim to replace him in the 25th Ward.