It's a "Blind Plea", the judge can sentence him from probation to up to 15 years in prison. Sentencing will be at a later date.
The former head of the Chicago Police Sergeants Association pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $1 million from the union to fund his lavish lifestyle, including gambling sprees and a downpayment on a home.
Chicago Police Sgt. John Pallohusky, who is in his 50s, agreed to a blind plea, which means it is up to Judge Diane Cannon to determine his sentence on June 1.
Pallohusky faces up to 15 years in prison, although he could also get probation.
Although Pallohusky pleaded guilty to theft, he still has pending official misconduct, money laundering and another theft charge related to his 2009 arrest.
Pallohusky, who formerly headed the union, spent $1.1 million from union to pay off credit cards, trips to Las Vegas and a down payment on a home in the 6800 block of Wildwood, assistant state’s attorney Bill Conway said.