Listen to Tim Mapes’ grand jury testimony in Michael Madigan probe

Federal prosecutors played audio of Tim Mapes’ 2021 testimony before a federal grand jury during which he allegedly lied to protect his longtime boss, the once powerful Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.

The playing of Mapes’ testimony offers a rare public glimpse into normally secret grand jury proceedings, lifting the veil on a key manner in which large-scale criminal investigations proceed and detailing some of the cat-and-mouse that goes on between prosecutors and witnesses and their attorneys.

Mapes’ testimony started out with Assistant U.S. Attorney Amareet Bhachu warning Mapes that he needed to tell the truth or his immunity deal would not prevent him from being prosecuted.

Listen to the audio:

Read a transcript of the testimony below:

Mapes is charged with perjury and attempted obstruction of justice, accused in an indictment of lying in his answers to seven questions during the more than two-hour testimony.

As evidence is introduced, it will be shared throughout the trial: Check here for the latest. Read the latest reporting on the trial here.