Sunday, December 10, 2006

If This Was You...

... you'd facing some serious problems. Like no more job, no more pension, no more a whole bunch of things. But if you're connected?
  • Chicago Fire Commissioner Raymond Orozco Jr. has paid the state a $15,529 fine for excessive college aid his daughter received based on phony claims made by a paid financial adviser.
  • Although Orozco considered himself and his family as victims, he's paid the $15,529 fine as part of a deal with Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office to end an investigation into the matter.
  • In a sworn statement, Orozco said that he only briefly met Martin in an initial meeting at their house. Instead of discussing the scope of Martin's worth, the commissioner left that task to his wife and chose to spend most of the time painting a daughter's bedroom.
If you can afford a $15,000 dollar fine for a $4,400 irregularity, what the hell are you doing applying for financial aid in the first place? How much does the Fire Commissioner make that financial aid is so readily available? Or is this another one of those "perks" so peculiar to the ruling class in Illinois?

It must be nice to have a spouse that can step up to the plate and be willing to take the fall for any financial missteps that happen to surface in your household.

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yes I would be looking at 30 pending, clout above the law. what a joke we are

12/09/2006 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fire department once again takes the heat off the police department. SOS you owe them dinner.

12/10/2006 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orozco needs to have the CFD equivelant of a CR number and a sudden embarrassing stepping down for ethics violations

12/10/2006 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im thinking its 30 pending if that would have been me.

12/10/2006 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous r.i.p. danny faulkner said...

The Paris suburb of St. Denis has named a street after the Black Panther murderer of Officer Danny Faulkner, Philadelphia PD.

RUE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

In a 361 to 31 (all Democrats) vote with eight only voting "present", check out the Illinois delegation who refused to condemn naming a French street after a convicted cop-killer:

NAY: Bobbie Rush, Jesse Jackson (Jr.) and Danny Davis.

PRESENT: Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky.

12/10/2006 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that he applied for the W.I.C.K. program too. Pampers and Similac !!

12/10/2006 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you had some background, you would know this all took place before he was commissioner. he went public about this around the time he was approved for the position.

i don't think we have all the facts, and your posting of some of the facts is obviously could skew peoples opinion on your get tough blog.

"Consultant Dane Martin, who is charged with mail fraud in what prosecutors contend was a scam involving many clients that cost taxpayers more than $200,000, is scheduled to plead guilty Jan. 19 in U.S. District Court, according to federal records."

as you know in many cases people can admit guilt and the bigger fish takes the most heat. that fine is pretty large for obtaining a mere $4400 in unwarranted assistance.

once again, we don't know all the facts.

12/10/2006 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! With two kids in college and being a single parent (other parent deceased)- my kids don't even get that much in college aid!!!!
Oh to be connected.

12/10/2006 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to have clout why is it that a copper at Midway gets his wages garnished without a hearing and is paying back money he never owed but this friend of daleys gets nothing what a thief!

12/10/2006 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40pct said...

Regardless of your thoughts on the death penalty, supporting Mumia Abu Jamal shows ignorance (or an inability to read) and should be offensive to every police officer regardless of race. Using Wesley Cook as a poster boy for race relations is so devisive, and so destructive to the black communitty. Jesse, Danny and Bobbie have done a disservice to their own race and should be ashamed. Luis and Jan are simply cowards. Lefty, Malcolm, do you share my outrage?

12/10/2006 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the person i blame is Attorney General Lisa Madigan why didn't she come out in the news and bring this to light.. why keep it a secert ?

12/10/2006 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://b4.boards2go.com/boards/board.cgi?&user=Squadman



this is the fireman blog.. good reading

12/10/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

r.i.p. danny faulkner said...
The Paris suburb of St. Denis has named a street after the Black Panther murderer of Officer Danny Faulkner, Philadelphia PD.

RUE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

In a 361 to 31 (all Democrats) vote with eight only voting "present", check out the Illinois delegation who refused to condemn naming a French street after a convicted cop-killer:

NAY: Bobbie Rush, Jesse Jackson (Jr.) and Danny Davis.

PRESENT: Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky.

12/10/2006 02:15:35 AM


And this surpises you... N please

12/10/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more info on illinois vote please, if this is true then they should be called out

12/10/2006 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Sgt. making about $60,000 less a year then Orozco. And I knew from talking to my daughters high school counselors I would not be getting any assistance from the government. You can't tell me he wasn't trying to skirt the laws and take advantage of the system.

12/10/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Paris suburb of St. Denis has named a street after the Black Panther murderer of Officer Danny Faulkner, Philadelphia PD.

RUE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

In a 361 to 31 (all Democrats) vote with eight only voting "present", check out the Illinois delegation who refused to condemn naming a French street after a convicted cop-killer:

Huh?

12/10/2006 03:19:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

"Consultant Dane Martin, who is charged with mail fraud in what prosecutors contend was a scam involving many clients that cost taxpayers more than $200,000, is scheduled to plead guilty Jan. 19 in U.S. District Court, according to federal records."

as you know in many cases people can admit guilt and the bigger fish takes the most heat. that fine is pretty large for obtaining a mere $4400 in unwarranted assistance.

once again, we don't know all the facts.


While it's true we might not know all the facts, we were going by the Sun Times article linked in the post. The last line of the article reads as follows:

Martin has not been charged.

We went by what we had. We can always amend the post if new info is brought to light.

12/10/2006 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this hard to believe that someone who is of higher office in the city of Chicago or in the upper management of city government would attempt something of this magnitude. After all, we're all graduates of the online ethics training and fill out our ethics statements every year. No way could this happen.

12/10/2006 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous cop killer's caucus said...

The vote condemning St. Denis, France for naming a street after MUMIA ABU-JAMAL on HR 1082 was an overwhelming 368-31 with 8 voting "present".

The thirty-nine congressional cop-haters, all DEMOCRATS, by state with those just voting "present" in ITALICS are:

IL: Bobby RUSH; Jesse JACKSON, Jr.; Danny DAVIS. Luis Gutierrez, Janice Schakowsky.

NY: Charles RANGEL, Gregory MEEKS, Major OWENS, Jerrold NADLER, Jose SERRANO, Edolphus TOWNS, Nydia VELAZQUEZ, Maurice HINCHEY, Anthony WEINER.

CA: Maxine WATERS; Fortney Hillman STARK, Jr.; Lynn WOOLSEY, Barbara LEE, Mike HONDA, Sam Farr, George Miller.

MI: John CONYERS, Carolyn KILPATRICK.

GA: Cynthia McKINNEY, John Lewis.

MO: William CLAY, Emanuel CLEAVER.

AZ: Raul GRIJALVA, Ed PASTOR.

TX: Eddie Bernice JOHNSON, Al Green, Sheila Jackson-Lee

HA: Neil ABERCROMBIE.

MN: James OBERSTAR.

NJ: Donald PAYNE.

NM: Tom UDALL.

TN: Jim COOPER.

VA: Robert SCOTT.

NC: Melvin Watt.

12/10/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the reasons that Orozco's daughter gets aid is that she is Hispanic surnamed. There is all types of aid and grants out there for minority students regardless of income that white kids can't get.

12/10/2006 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF you wear a white shirt anything is possible. About 13 years ago the University of Chicago was going to give out 4 year scholarship, My son applied he was in the upper 2% ,anyway to make a long story short a LT son and two exemp son;s also applied they were in the 10% to 15% class, as you well know the white shirts kids got the scholarships, when I complained to the university they said to bad so sad, However my son still went to the university I worked a second job. A patrolmen's kid has a very small chance.

12/10/2006 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we need to call Jan Shakowsky's office and let her know how we feel. The others, well, what do you expect. Enough said.

12/10/2006 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets see his brother was fire commish years ago now he gets job clout rules what a goof he should be fired where is the press chuck goudie and company at??

12/11/2006 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is the fire boss that works out at atletico on archer ave drives his city black crown vic and has fire radio blaring while he works out his first name is mike an inspector for cfd this goof even drives his kid there using m plate city car!!

12/11/2006 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous bounty on democrats said...

I find it repulsive that next month, at least two of these anti-police scumbags become committee chairmen.

Harlem's Charles RANGEL (NY) becomes chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee while Detroit's John CONYERS (MI) will become chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

While the New Speaker of the House, San Francisco's Nancy PELOSI (CA) voted with the majority, these ultraliberals are downright scary.

PELOSI will be two heartbeats away from presidential succession.

God help us!

12/11/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand why didn't he use his minority status?

12/11/2006 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Aldermen and Mayor take that Ethics training on the computer? If they did they probably had some staff member answer the qwuestions for them. They sure don't seem to understand the jist of it!
How about our command staff???
Don't think so!

12/11/2006 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JAN SCHAKOWSKY, ARE U KIDDING? THAT WOULD BE A WASTE OF PHONE CALL MONEY, THAT COMMIE BITCH WOULDN'T STAND UP FOR ANY COP, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY...

12/11/2006 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Dumbocrat bullshit. When caught with pants down as an ofender, claim that you are really the victim.

12/11/2006 06:38:00 PM  

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