CHICAGO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Robert Creamer, the husband of Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and failing to withhold payroll taxes.
Creamer, a long-time Democratic political consultant and former head of Illinois' largest public interest group, will be sentenced Dec. 21, the Chicago Sun-Times said.
Creamer, 58, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of federal bank fraud for writing bad checks to a series of banks that he said amounted to "interest-free loans" while heading Citizen Action of Illinois.
He also pleaded guilty to failing to withhold about $1,800 in taxes, and admitted he failed to withhold a total of $50,000 from 1997 to 2000 in his own paycheck from his private political consulting business, Issue Dynamics Inc.
"I love my husband," Schakowsky told the Arlington Heights Daily Herald. "His goal has never been to enrich himself."