Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson. | Colin Boyle / Sun-Times file

The Bridgeport alderman, 51, faces prosecution on seven charges involving Washington Federal Bank for Savings.

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson — a nephew of one former Chicago mayor and grandson of another — has been charged with making false statements and filing a false income-tax return, the highest-profile figure to face criminal charges involving a Bridgeport bank shut down over what authorities say was a massive fraud scheme.

Thompson, 51, faces prosecution on seven charges involving Washington Federal Bank for Savings.

The indictment accuses Thompson “of falsely representing on five years of income taxes that he paid interest on money he received from Washington Federal, even though he knew he did not pay interest in the amounts reported on the returns.”

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