Monday, May 26, 2008

Gee, Corruption?

  • Crook county? Former Ald. Dick Simpson did some shocking arithmetic recently:

    • • The shocker: Since 1971, a total of 27 Chicago aldermen have been convicted in federal court for corruption!

    • • Quoth Simpson: "[In addition to the 27] One died before he could be convicted, and two are currently under indictment and awaiting trial [Ed Vrdolyak and Arenda Troutman]," said Simpson, who now heads up the University of Illinois at Chicago's political science department.

And this is shocking to whom? Royko covered this for years. The rate of aldermanic conviction has always been an amazing stat to outsiders, federal task forces especially. And last week only scraped the surface:
  • A mole wore a wire for a year while acting as a bagman carrying bribes from developers and contractors to Chicago building inspectors, exposing systemic corruption in the Zoning and Buildings Departments, authorities said Thursday.

    Even for a town that has turned payoffs into an art form, the operative uncovered brazen misconduct, investigators alleged.
Until they cut off the head, expect the games to continue.

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44 Comments:

Anonymous chicagocop@wlsfanmail.com said...

Brazen? You really have to be kidding. The elite status people of power have always thought they are untouchable and act as they are.

From elected officials to exempt rank police officers.

Ask Ernie Brown, How much property have you been buying in Costa Rico? Ask him, how many properties did he invest in, right in the district he was Commander in, through a B.S. layer of an investment corporation. And then use his muscle as a D.C. and utilized the tactical teams to clean up these blocks the properties were on so they can quickly turn around and sell the properties making $100,000.00's of dollars. Oh, one of his investment partners? Ask him about Dorothy Tillman and see if he ever bought property with her under this investment firm?

Under Phil Cline, many of his friends along with Cline purchased west side properties for a few hundred dollars a property lot. And did you ever wonder why there was such a strong and noticeable police presence on the west side when Cline took office? And the reason why the usually loud mouth west side preachers didn't say a word about the strong arm tactics of this army of cops? Yep, they were cut into the million dollar pie!

Now I challenge any cop to go to an Aldermen's office, you can even wear your uniform and ask for a zoning change on a piece of property you own. I did. The Aldermen was fully aware that I was a Chicago cop. Guess what? The zoning change wasn't free. It would of been cheaper not to put the addition on my house.

Now watch any FBI surveillance video of any elected person or one of his bag man taking the cash. I know with your law enforcement background, you will be able to easily observe that it is business as usual. No nervousness, no shaking and no sweating. They usually count the money right in front of the person paying.

And that is just the tip of the iceberg. From City contracts to cost over runs in the millions, sometimes HUNDRED of MILLIONS of dollars. Kick backs, graft, bribes, secret deals about inside information about areas that will be cleaned up by the city.... so investors can make millions... Its the City Way. More hands are greased in this City than cars get lube jobs at the Jiffy Lubes.

In the end, we pay for it. Gas taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, city stickers, less money for our contractual raises, all go for this bullshit.

When a copper use to get a few bucks for taking a stinky rotten body to a local funeral home, the Feds with after them like angry wolves. The big shots steal hundred of millions of dollars and nothing is done. Look at all the people so far convicted in all the city corruption scandals. Millions were lost. What did most of them get? 10 to 18 months in Club Fed. None were barred from doing business again with the City, none were barred from being re-employed with the City.

I can see some guy from ButtFart, Iowa saying it is so brazen but ANYBODY who has done business in this City or ANYBODY who has worked for this City knows better. It is only being called BRAZEN to lessen the impact of such open business as usual.

5/26/2008 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous vito and vinnie said...

Daley moved from his longtime mobbed up Bridgeport neighborhood to make it appear as he is just a "regular guy". But Daley never cut his mob ties nor his Bridgeport ties. The mob runs this town now more than it did during the Al Capone days. The mob makes more money off one deal with the city than Alphonso Capone made in his whole life in this city.

Daley is as dirty as dog shit and for reasons unknown to me, the FBI or Federal Government will never go after him personally. It is my belief that most if not all of the people taken down by the FBI in city corruption charges were because Daley wanted them out of the picture. Get rid of them and replace them with people you want and not people that you were told you have to have.

5/26/2008 03:14:00 AM  
Blogger Prophet Muhammand said...

Have you ever heard of an Aldermen filing for bankruptcy?

Ever see a poor Aldermen?

Ever see a benefit for a sick Aldermen?

Ever see an Aldermen pay for a meal?

NO NO NO NO.............

Enough Said!

5/26/2008 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous 19th ward copper said...

I went to my Alderwoman to see if my son could maybe get a city job. I think I would of saved more money by sending him to an University for 4 years than buying him this job.

5/26/2008 03:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have the best aldermen that money can buy! Always have and always will! Nothing new, move on please!

5/26/2008 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many P.O.'s convicted of corruption in same time?

How many P.O.'s killed in that period?

You do the math.......

5/26/2008 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Methinks the Chicago City Council has more criminals that the vaunted Chicago Outfit.

5/26/2008 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to put cameras in all the Alderman's offices, not squadcars

5/26/2008 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went through the Alderman's ward office to get a work permit approved for my new garage. The Aldermen can right out with how much money was needed to get the permit. I spent $3,000.00 cash to get it. Within 2 hours of the delivery of this cash, I received my work permit.

5/26/2008 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will never cut off the head. Nobady has the balls to go after him. AINT THAT RIGHT j-fed?

5/26/2008 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why the corrupt U.S. Olympis Committee will try very hard to bring the olympics to this Shitty.The LITTLE DICK has already told them what their cut will be.

5/26/2008 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rat Bastards, all of them, we need an invasion of Feds and mass political indictments here in Chicago to come close to getting this straightened out. We are truely the laughing stock of the entire USA.

5/26/2008 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed directly used the phrase, "Crook County" wow where did she get that?

5/26/2008 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memorial Day 2008

Rest in peace my fallen brothers of the 25th ID and 76th INF BDE. Operation Enduring Freedom (2004-2005)

LTC McMahon
MAJ Fiscus
1SG Hiester
SGT Hershey
SGT Spencer

Your fighting spirit will always be remembered. We veterans NEVER FORGET our fallen.
Godspeed to ALL serving the Global War on Terror.

PO M. Tully-006th Dist

5/26/2008 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I went through the Alderman's ward office to get a work permit approved for my new garage. The Aldermen can right out with how much money was needed to get the permit. I spent $3,000.00 cash to get it. Within 2 hours of the delivery of this cash, I received my work permit.
5/26/2008 05:52:00 AM
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Funny that you say that. I know a person having work done by a well known company. The company went to get the permit to do the job. The city told the company that they could not use the electrician that this company had contracted with to do all their jobs. The city told the company that they could ONLY use XYZ minority company to do the electrical work. The company could not choose who would be their subcontractor!
Imagine = the city wants minority companies to get work. They then tell private companies who they can hire to subcontract on a private jobs for a private citizens!
WOW!

5/26/2008 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vito and vinnie said...
Daley moved from his longtime mobbed up Bridgeport neighborhood to make it appear as he is just a "regular guy". But Daley never cut his mob ties nor his Bridgeport ties. The mob runs this town now more than it did during the Al Capone days. The mob makes more money off one deal with the city than Alphonso Capone made in his whole life in this city.

Daley is as dirty as dog shit and for reasons unknown to me, the FBI or Federal Government will never go after him personally. It is my belief that most if not all of the people taken down by the FBI in city corruption charges were because Daley wanted them out of the picture. Get rid of them and replace them with people you want and not people that you were told you have to have.

5/26/2008 03:14:00 AM

He fucked laski and santos as they were going to run and most likely beat his criminal organization! Why does he continue? Is he paying off the president to leave him alone? sorich we can only hope will talk why should anyone go to jail for this criminal?

5/26/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fish rot from the head down.

Apply that truth to the local democrat Party.

5/26/2008 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummmm, other than his house, Phil Cline doesn't own any property in chicago.

5/26/2008 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went through the Alderman's ward office to get a work permit approved for my new garage. The Aldermen can right out with how much money was needed to get the permit. I spent $3,000.00 cash to get it. Within 2 hours of the delivery of this cash, I received my work permit.

This is one of two things. Total BULLSHIT, or you are the biggest idiot in chicago.

A Building permit for a garage including demolition, new contruction and electrical can be obtained at most city offices for less then $400.00. and you dont have to even get the Aldermans office involved.

So if you Sir, paid $3000.00 for a permit you are a retard.

5/26/2008 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous hans christian andersen said...

"THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!"

This expression is based on a Danish fairy tale.

A long time ago, there was a mean and despotic Emperor. He wanted only the best of everything for himself and let his subjects be damned.

A pair of crafty weavers scammed this arrogant Emperor that they would create a expensive and exquisite robe for him that only the very wise could see.

Later the Emperor paraded before his cowed subjects who praise this magnificent garment of invisible finery until an astute child cries out:

"The Emperor has no clothes!"

Richard M. Daley is indeed the Emperor with no clothes.

5/26/2008 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 27 convicted?????

The "G" must be sleeping ! When will they snare that weasel on the 5th floor at City Hall ?

If they care to, they should have a close look at the Stroger Crime Family !!

5/26/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ok, more FEDERAL indictments of PO's to come, a BIG case, the year is not over yet!!

5/26/2008 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We once had an honest Alderman, who got jobs for any kid that needed one. He took a genuine interest in the community and was always kind and helpful to all. He took no money. Guess what? He's history! Daley made sure to get rid of him quick!

5/26/2008 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I don't have to get a permit for my addition. There are no more inspectors.

5/26/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHOULDN'T ALL MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO REGISTER WITH THE POLICE, LIKE SEX OFFENDERS?

THAT WAY NEIGHBORS COULD BE MADE AWARE THAT A PROFESSIONAL THIEF IS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

5/26/2008 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever is chicagocop@wlsfanmail.com said...

Is right on the money with that first post. These assholes are making millions and we are waiting for a damn contract. Screw these assholes every chance you get.

5/26/2008 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 03:32 & 05:52:

You are aiding and abbetting these a--holes. Do you think this is justification for taking a little yourself? If they ask for money, go directly to the G. That is all the G is good for.

Don't make any excuses for what you did. You are wrong.

5/26/2008 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Got Cash Batman!!!

Officers we need you to run for alderman, mayor and governor. No more private meetings and deal making with citizens, business people and religious revilers. Everything public and transparent. First thing is term limits. No one should be a career politician and maintain power in the same spot. If you need a career then. Two terms and move on to another position at a different government level, local, county, state or federal maybe. No more lobbyist No more political action monies. Corporations are forbidden from making any contributions for any political purpose. No more corporate jobs for politicians. All politicians must be self-employed and no corporate jobs for immediate family members. If you want to serve a public life then make the rules work for Americans. Not Corporate America!

5/26/2008 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure sounds like the first post on the top sure knows what the hell he is talking about. All of it makes sense! More graft for the exempts, as usual.

5/26/2008 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope Fast Eddie V goes down

5/26/2008 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Asshat:

If you need a zoning change or other approvals because you want your garage a little larger or closer to your property line than allowed, YES YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ALDERMAN SIGN OFF ON THE ZONING/WROK PERMIT....DICKHEAD!

5/26/2008 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fast Eddie hasn't been an alderman for almost twenty years now. His indictment has nothing to do with being an alderman.

5/26/2008 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mystery who hired the person that ran the hired truck scandal
nobody knows

5/26/2008 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, what current boss has worn a wire to save his job??

5/26/2008 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous mr know it all said...

Re:

Anonymous said...
It's ok, more FEDERAL indictments of PO's to come, a BIG case, the year is not over yet!!

5/26/2008 10:57:00 AM

__________________________

I doubt very much Mr. Dickhead that the FEDS would let you in on this "secret round of indictments"! Now go back to washing your daddy's back in the shower! You asshat!

5/26/2008 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fast Eddie hasn't been an alderman for almost twenty years now. His indictment has nothing to do with being an alderman.

Keep thinking that, he finally got caught.....

5/27/2008 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Father Tomasino said...

Dick Simpson is a fucktard. I'm shocked that he would even release such information.

Perhaps he should do some math and show the overall percentages of indicted aldermen in contrast to the police who are indicted.

For example, if 1 of 10000 officers is indicted then we have .010 % of "dirty" cops (that's one tenth of one percent). If 1 of 50 aldermen is indicted then we have a whopping 2% (two whole percent versus one tenth of one percent) of "dirty" aldermen!!!

Should this not be newsworthy?!!! Speak up Dick-Simpson-Head!

5/27/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

YOU R A DUMB ASS TO GET A ZONING CHANGE FOR A GARAGE TO BE BIGGER JUST BUILD IT!

YOUR TAXES GO UP IF YOU CHANGE YOUR ZONING.

NEXT YOUR GOING TO TELL ME TO HIRE A
ENGINEER TO DESIGN MY DECK.

SHOULD I CALL THE GAS COMPANY TO DIG A HOLE IN MY YARD.

SHOULD I MEASURE MY FENCE AND MAKE SURE ITS UNDER 6 FEET.

SHOULD I HAVE FLOOR PLANS DONE TO REDO MY WASHROOMS.

IM GLAD SOME OF YOU DO GET PERMIT AND WHATNOT SO R CITY STICKER DONT GO UP.

5/27/2008 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dick Simpson is a career pimp, or should I say former Alderman Dick Simpson or should I say Mr. Jorie Lueloff or should I say former Mayoral candidate Dick Simpson..the poor prick leached on to a career of trashing Daley the first and now Daley the second. Consider the source, looking at anything he has to say in his columns would be like whacking off to a centerfold of Pam Zekman...enjoy yourself now, but you'll hate yourself when you're done.

5/27/2008 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

You can call me daddy--Here's the sponge. But first...

Kees me you fool!!!

5/27/2008 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel obligated to at least offer an opposing view about one of the post. A poster said they paid the 19th ward alderwoman for a job for his kid. Well, six years ago my son graduated St Rita and was leaving state to attend school in the fall. He wanted a city job but those programs are for public school kids. So instead her office told my son to submit a resume` for internship to the alderman. Now I was new to Mount Greenwood and hadn't even voted from here yet. I'm not shy about my Republican leaning views and neither is my son. I thought for sure his submitting a resume` was an act in futility because I thought for sure some Judge's from Beverly relative would get the position. To my surprise Alderman Rugai hired my son. He was Valedictorian at St Rita, an Eagle Scout, a State and National Scholar, a volunteer at Muscular Dystrophy summer camp and St Christina. She NEVER ONCE asked for money nor anything. She then helped him get another job when he came home for the summer the next year and again never asked for a thing. I know my story is different from the other but this is my personal experience with her and my story is definitely true and I'm sure a matter of public record. Oh, for all the na-sayers, because my seniority I can work whatever district I want, on what ever watch I want. I chose to stay in the Murder capital district of the city and have no desire to get promoted. I just feel it's the right thing to do, to share this opposing view. I for one was impressed...I purposely leave my name off this time to quell and conspiracy thinkers thoughts...

5/27/2008 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re:

Anonymous said...
It's ok, more FEDERAL indictments of PO's to come, a BIG case, the year is not over yet!!

5/26/2008 10:57:00 AM

__________________________

I doubt very much Mr. Dickhead that the FEDS would let you in on this "secret round of indictments"! Now go back to washing your daddy's back in the shower! You asshat!

NO secret scrotum head, it's called joint-taskforce look it up, then you can kiss my ass while you choke on your words..bitch

5/27/2008 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Methinks the Chicago City Council has more criminals that the vaunted Chicago Outfit."

Chicago City Council---Chicago Outfit

Hmmm...

I didn't know there was a difference....

5/28/2008 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right, Daley fucked Laski, it was Richie who force fed the 50K into his pocket for his help in getting a couple trucks in the hired truck program. Wake up you asshole.

5/28/2008 06:02:00 AM  

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