For Diversity Hiring
"I stand before the court and my friends and family to let them know that I am not a broken man," Sorich said
Prosecutors said the defendants rigged interviews and falsified documents to hide that city officials were violating a 30-year-old court order that bars the consideration of applicants' political affiliation in doling out all but about 1,300 of the 38,000 jobs on Chicago's city payroll.
Sorich's attorneys said he made recommendations on who should be hired with an eye toward ensuring diversity. They denied he had forced the hiring of any specific applicant.
Source: Associated Press