Saturday, August 26, 2006

This Could Be Interesting

  • Mayor Daley's former patronage chief, Robert Sorich, recently testified under a grant of immunity before a federal grand jury investigating City Hall corruption, his lawyer said Thursday.
  • Sorich -- convicted in June of taking part in a scheme to award city jobs and promotions to candidates with political connections -- appeared before the grand jury last week after he was subpoenaed, Durkin said. However, he said his client is "neither cooperating nor refusing to cooperate" with the government.
This makes the appearance of a former union official and alleged member of the Chicago Outfit at Sorich's fundraiser the other day that much more interesting. Perhaps our sometime visitor Bob Cooley could shed some light on how the Mob does business with City Hall and advise any of our readers as to the messages the Mafia might decide to broadcast by sending Bruno Caruso to a fundraiser?

21 Comments:

Blogger leomemorial said...

The mob have PLENTY of ties to the clout in this city. And here's a tip for the media, as I'm currently putting this in my book:

Check to see what Chicago clout own vacation homes in Lake Geneva, WI.

They are tied in with the mob.

btw: Nice to see this blog in this week's Chicago Reader!!
Congrats, SCC and fellow bloggers with SPINE

8/25/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you kidding?
Read Cooleys book. It spells out a lot of basic stuff about Chicago, like how much the mob depends on gambling to make its' money. If I a dollar for every dumb ass cop who has a bookie (not to mention all the other idiots) I'd have my yacht paid off. Judy Barr knows what she's talking about when she is asking for a casino. The only one it's gonna hurt is your local mafia scum bag. (Yes they are scum bags no matter how many drinks they buy me, sorry).

8/26/2006 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caruso is an alleged mob figure, not bona fide. Alleged. He is also a long time resident of Bridgeport. His kid took a hit for beating up some poor Negro awhile back and went to prison. He took it upon himself to apologize to the parents and the Black community for his kid's actions.

He is also active in the community, the church, and politics. Why wouldn't he be there.

WOnder how many cops from the neighborhood and parish, current or former residents, were there. What does that say about them? Is the Department sending a message too? How many firemen were there? Is CFD sending a message?

It appears that even though this guy got caught in the wrong, he is very well respected in his community and parish and they came out for him.

I ABSOULUTELY DO NOT CONDONE WHAT HE DID OR THE SYSTEM. But, from what everyone has said, he is a good guy who made some mistakes?

Hey, haven't we all? And how many of us gave money and went to fund raisers for rogue members of our job? Let us not be hypocrites.

8/26/2006 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/26
6:21am
How do you think the "alleged" mob guy Caruso kept his little punk kid safe in the joint? Hefty pay off to the black gang bangers. By the way I heard that from a guy who is "alleged" to have mob ties.

8/26/2006 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people talk about the mob like it is taboo. You people don't have a clue. A real mobster would not tell you. He would not have to. WHen you walk into the bar, and you see a good looking Italian guy with the broads by him. Your first thing to say say is "he must be the mob" So the city ahs ties to the mob, So what. Do you still ge tyour paycheck for driving around, and maybe make an arrest. So What. I have news fir you tuff guy, The mob is the reason you have the things you have today. How do you think it woiuld be if THE MOB was not here

8/26/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check to see what Chicago clout own vacation homes in Lake Geneva, WI.

They are tied in with the mob.


Kathy Brock is in the mob?

Breaking my heart.

8/26/2006 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/26/2006 06:21:02 AM

No he's a murderous thug who has survived to prosper only because law enforcement, at the direction of the mayors office, has either turned a blind eye to his activities and enabled him to continue operating. How about that unsolved 015th Dist. murder of the white kid on the westside who was going to testify at the trial against Caruso's kid? Fuck these cowards and their Bridgeport police apologists.

8/26/2006 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it they always try to blame the Mother's and Father's Italian Association?

8/26/2006 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FACT: Caruso's "alleged" mob ties paid off a well known west side reverend to keep gangbangers away from his kid in the joint. Won't name the rev don't want heat on SCC and the blog.

8/26/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Renee,

You have lived in Chicago for what about 6 months now? You already know more about the inter workings of the CPD than most officers with 25 years on the job.

Now your a expert on the business the city does with the so called mob.

I vote Renee for president!!!

8/26/2006 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... yeah the mob is sending a message by that guy being there... "Shaddup and fugedaboudit! Dummy up ya bum ya!" How's that for a message ya goof.

8/26/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous carmine & vito said...

Interview with Bob Cooley in (tomorrow's) Sun-Times.

8/26/2006 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wanna know what the problem is? It's that he still hasn't talked. A lot of morons on the city payroll (including CPD) will talk what a standup guy he is. I hope the Feds put him away so long he doesn't remember what it's like to be able to walk to the store to get a coke. Then we can all talk about what a moron he is for keeping his mouth shut. Keeping his mouth shut for these shit heads (Daleys) who couldn't give two shits about him.
What a dumb fuck.

8/26/2006 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you dumb shits from SOS remember how much time they give to cops who get convicted. Time to get on the bus.

8/26/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03:20:25 PM

What the hell are you talking about? I grew up and spent most of my adult life here. How the hell would you know what's going in my book?

The mob has always has ties with the CPD. Furthermore, it was a Brighton Park Sgt back in the late 1940's who was told by upper brass to bring $4000 to St Jude's in exchange for a promotion.

So no, I never said I know everything but actually give a damn about what goes on in our city!!

8/26/2006 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8/26/2006 06:21:02A.M.

If I remember correctly, the powers that be didn't think that the murder and the outfit kid's case were related. Seems like too much of a coincidence to me, but what do I know. And by the way, both assigned detectives later received a merit promotion to Sergeant. Another coincidence I guess.

By the way, I saw Ms. Brock at Starbucks in Lake Geneva a few weeks ago, what a smoking chick.

8/26/2006 11:13:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

No doubt Sorich was in the wrong, dear M, but where is the outrage when Republicans are accused of the same thing? Most of the time you are strangely silent when it comes to taking on the Grand Old Party..

8/27/2006 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, how far we have come when we start looking to the low life shit for brains lawyer Cooley for information about anything. Cooley's self serving book is a hoot. He's on here all the time touting guys to read his B.S. book about corruption. Cooley, look in he mirror then tell us about corruption!

8/27/2006 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

8/26/2006 06:21:02 AM
Get your Caruso's straight. Frank "Toots: Caruso is the father of the Lenard Clark incident. Bruno Caruso is the former head of the Laborers Union. Both are sons of long time Chinatown and 26th Street Crew "Capo" Frankie "Skids" Caruso.

8/27/2006 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, shit! If you are talking about the outfit guys, you better get your facts straight. You never know, they make take offense and play baseball with your head. Some like spaghetti, others like meatballs. The other guy eats tiramisu for desert while the other guy prefers canolis. What a bunch of fucking greaseball cowards. I'd like to see them try to muscle me. I'd love to off any one of those so-called tough guys. Fuck them and their theiving, murdering, backstabbing, so-called "honorable" and respectful ways. They are a bunch of dishonorable cunts with no-balls. After the slew of recent Federal Indictments, how big do you think their sphincters will get while they are in Federal Prison? "The Clown" sphincter will be bigger than a clowns big red nose.

8/28/2006 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone keeps talking about the witness in the Leanard Clark beating who was murdered on the west side while waiting to his girlfriend. Someone just walked up and shot him. No leads. No suspects.
Hey this is Chicago were the Superintendents and Chief of dectives are known mobsters. What do expect. And detectives who handled the case made Sgt. Good for them. Lets show the Feds how things are done in Chicago.

8/29/2006 12:05:00 AM  

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