Amer Ahmad, a former aide to Chicago mayor, has been brought back to the United States from Pakistan by American authorities, and he will now serve a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme at the state treasurer’s office in Ohio, federal prosecutors say. Ahmad, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in December 2014 after pleading guilty to bribery and conspiracy charges. But he fled to Pakistan via Mexico to avoid punishment, where he remained jailed on immigration violations. He was extradited Wednesday and a court hearing was set for Friday in the case. He was arrested in Pakistan in April 2014 with a forged Mexican passport; a fake Pakistani birth certificate; a fake Pakistani visa, and $175,000. A judge in Pakistan recommended that he be extradited back to the US. A Harvard graduate Ahmad was born in Akron, Ohio and was widely seen as a rising star in Democratic power circles.–Special Correspondent