Rep. Derrick Smith Expelled from House


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois House has expelled state Rep. Derrick Smith after the Chicago Democrat was charged with bribery.

The House voted 100 to 6 on Friday. Federal prosecutors have accused Smith of taking a $7,000 bribe in exchange for his support on a state grant. Smith has pleaded not guilty.

The House has voted on expulsion only twice in the past century and hasn't tossed out a member since 1905.

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