Friday, June 19, 2009

Why Is It...

...that high ranking officials of the Daley administration always seem to end up on the suspicious side of deals too good to be true?
  • Former Chicago emergency management chief Cortez Trotter's consulting firm had contracts with companies owned by David Hernandez, a convicted felon currently on the run from federal charges he ran a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $11 million.

    Trotter, who was Chicago's first African-American fire commissioner before being promoted to chief emergency officer, said he met Hernandez at a Christmas party and was later contacted by him about establishing a business relationship.

So did Trotter make any money in the deal?
  • "It should be made clear that I had no involvement in any of Mr. Hernandez's financial dealings with any of his companies or any of his investors," Trotter said. "Like many others, the most recent checks written to me bounced.
We like how he studiously avoided any mention of the checks written before the rubber ones. Anyone want to bet how many checks cleared?

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38 Comments:

Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

Trotter is a stupid dummy. Hernandez used him as a way to show his scam was legit.

6/19/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dirty is what dirty does

6/19/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this right: We have 46 P.P.O's in the academy now. (We used to have 50, and then J-fed stuck his nose into things)

It is now 19 June 09.

Academy is 6 months long.

We were promised 250 recruits this year.

Even if we hired the 200 (or 204, totaling 250), that we were promised TODAY, they wouldn’t hit the streets until Christmas.

God, I love this town!

6/19/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooohhh, Cortez, Cortez, Cortez...

How many MILLIONS are un-accounted for from the OEMC budget? Thats right, Cortez, while you were running the show.

6/19/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does he still work for the city? Isn't that a conflict of interest? Isn't he suspended pending seperation?

6/19/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It should be made clear that I had no involvement in any of Mr. Hernandez's financial dealings with any of his companies or any of his investors," Trotter said. "Like many others, the most recent checks written to me bounced.
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If e had NO business dealings with Hernandez, why were there any checks exchanged???

6/19/2009 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't Forget that Trotter's experience in Emergency Management qualified him to be hired by the LAZ Parking Chicago, LTD as an "external relations" consultant. This guy name keeps popping up on controversial, shady deals.

Hey, Fitz please connect the dots.

Everyone has heard about six degrees of separation. How about we start a game called six degrees of corruption. You have to connect all the indicted Illinois / Chicago pols and contractors back to Daley in less than six degrees.

6/19/2009 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cortez trotter was never a firemen he was a emt i hope he goes to jail

6/19/2009 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you imagine being Patrick fitzgerald, and you walk into your office, get a cup of coffee and hear "Sir can I speak to you?" His reply "now what"! Fitz needs to hire another 500+ attornies to get the mess in criminally controlled shitcago! Nothing but crime after crime! as far as trotter he is connected to the bullshit reverends, and is dumb as a brick! Now he is caught in this net will he get indicted soon? Hope so!

6/19/2009 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Former Bag Man said...

There were no other checks, rubber or otherwise.
Envelopes, that's the prefered method of payment.

6/19/2009 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awwwww... greed. i ve also said ''if its too good to be true...its too good to be true''.

6/19/2009 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

SHOULDNT THE ALDERMAN BE ON THE BOOB TUBE SCREAMING ABOUT STOPPING CORTEZ PENSION(s).

I GUESS THE POLICE R THE ONLY 1'S THAT GET THAT TREATMENT ALA BURGE.

IN A PONZI SCHEME SOME PEOPLE DO GET PAID.

CORTEZ HAS A BIZNESS CLINE HAS A BIZNESS IS THE ECONOMY THAT BAD THAT OLD GOVERNMENT WORKERS MAKING OVER A 100 K CANT CHILL.

6/19/2009 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this right: We have 46 P.P.O's in the academy now. (We used to have 50, and then J-fed stuck his nose into things)

Are all 46 CPD or does that number include PO's from other cities training at the academy?

6/19/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes a person without a Bachelor's degree or any advanced education qualified to be a business "consultant." Is he a consultant on Affirmative Action in the Workplace? Is he a consultant on moving through the ranks because of the color of your skin, not your qualifications as a paramedic or firefighter? Its laughable. FU shortshanks and this entire city....

6/19/2009 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No dealings with him, but checks were written?

He must of attended the Daley-school-of-doubletalk-that-usually-fools-everyone.

Fuck you trotter. High ranking official = crooked political hack that cashes in at the taxpayer's expense.

6/19/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Fitzgerald would just get Daley, the whole criminal enterprise that is the Chicago Democrat Party would crumble.

6/19/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guy should be Suspended, without pay, then indicted , then fired. My tax dollar in action in Shit-cago again, as usual.

6/19/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holey Moley, I didn't know dat dudes was a crook!

6/19/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Anita Alverez, the States Attorney, in all this mess? Is she such an obedient democrat hack that she dares not even comment?

She sure the hell won't investigate her boss, Daley. Just like the hack Devine wouldn't.

Didn't she swear to protect the people of chicago and cook county?

Wake up anita! Get a clue! There is going to be a price to pay by all you do nothing political hacks in Daley's crime family.

6/19/2009 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Cline out of it, he is not taking from city only from police memorial fund and its contributors.

6/19/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you look up Trotter Consulting LLC, it says it is a "disaster preparedness company"...so why did webio hire him?!..to prepare for this disaster..doesn't look like it worked.

6/19/2009 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Let me get this right: We have 46 P.P.O's in the academy now. (We used to have 50, and then J-fed stuck his nose into things)

It is now 19 June 09.

Academy is 6 months long.

We were promised 250 recruits this year.

Even if we hired the 200 (or 204, totaling 250), that we were promised TODAY, they wouldn’t hit the streets until Christmas.

God, I love this town!

6/19/2009 12:14:00 AM
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And it is only getting worse. 8 crossing guards and a handful of detention aids and one front office civilian got their layoff letters in 019 these past few days.

Who replaces them? We do, that's who.

Be thankful we have a Mayor who has the vision to go to Switzerland and commit the sheep, er, the taxpaying citizens to paying a half billion dollars to guarantee the 2016 Olympics. That's on top of the hundreds of millions in guarantees already in place.

And this after he has steadfastly said for over two years that he wasn't going to commit taxpayer funds to guarantee the Olympics.

Immediately there will be one to two PO's on each watch in 019 that will have to work the lockup to replace the civilians. One laid off Detention Aid has 14 years seniority!

Come the fall there will be 8 fewer Crossing Guards. That takes most of the 2nd watch and puts them on a school crossing.

Come September between 0730-0830 hours might be a real opportune time to, oh, maybe rob a bank or something. Just saying.

6/19/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Don't Forget that Trotter's experience in Emergency Management qualified him to be hired by the LAZ Parking Chicago, LTD as an "external relations" consultant. This guy name keeps popping up on controversial, shady deals.

Hey, Fitz please connect the dots.

Everyone has heard about six degrees of separation. How about we start a game called six degrees of corruption. You have to connect all the indicted Illinois / Chicago pols and contractors back to Daley in less than six degrees.

6/19/2009 06:14:00 AM


Don't forget Avis Lavelle; she is a former Daley suckhole and now works for PAZ Parking.

6/19/2009 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from LAZ Parking web site:

http://www.lazparking.com/about/companystatistics.cfm

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"Amazing Facts"

Did you know that LAZ Parking has doubled in size in the last 5 years while maintaining superior customer and client services?

LAZ manages, leases or owns over 300,000 parking spaces at 250 locations in 14 states and the District of Colombia and manages over $100,000,000 in parking revenues.

Did you know that LAZ has over 2000 employees each practicing LAZ's "Recipe for Success:" Trust, Dependability, Positive Attitude, Teamwork and the Ability to Learn?

Did you know that LAZ was the first in the industry to offer on-line billing and payment solutions to our monthly parkers, on-line event parking space reservations and a comprehensive, interactive web site allowing customers to find parking throughout our system?
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See, it's a good thing, not a bad thing, just read them words. And we thought da mare and LAZ Parking was out to screw us citizens. Nah, we had it all wrong, they are real good guys. Just ask them.

6/19/2009 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Cortez Trotter was already on the receiving end of the parking meter lease, now this sketchy affiliation too...

"Two of Mayor Daley's former top aides -- and a security company once co-owned by the brother of Ald. Danny Solis (25th) -- are poised to make some serious coin from the $1.15 billion deal that privatized Chicago's 36,000 parking meters.

Under pressure from aldermen to comply with the city's minority set-aside requirements, LAZ Parking Chicago LLC has hastily assembled a team of subcontractors that includes former mayoral press secretary Avis LaVelle and Cortez Trotter, who was Chicago's first African-American fire commissioner before being promoted to chief emergency officer." (from May 21, 2009 Chicago Sun Times)

6/19/2009 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chicago ain't ready for reform!"

6/19/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't forget Cortez Trotter was already on the receiving end of the parking meter lease, now this sketchy affiliation too...

"Two of Mayor Daley's former top aides -- and a security company once co-owned by the brother of Ald. Danny Solis (25th) -- are poised to make some serious coin from the $1.15 billion deal that privatized Chicago's 36,000 parking meters.

Under pressure from aldermen to comply with the city's minority set-aside requirements, LAZ Parking Chicago LLC has hastily assembled a team of subcontractors that includes former mayoral press secretary Avis LaVelle and Cortez Trotter, who was Chicago's first African-American fire commissioner before being promoted to chief emergency officer." (from May 21, 2009 Chicago Sun Times)

6/19/2009 05:57:00 PM

Trotter has a ged (good enug edumacation), no degree, except from the meeks fake bullshit church! All the jags aldercowards have their hand in various pots, anything to steal from the tax payers, just like their mentor thief daley and his entire crime family!

6/19/2009 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Where is Anita Alverez, the States Attorney, in all this mess? Is she such an obedient democrat hack that she dares not even comment?

She sure the hell won't investigate her boss, Daley. Just like the hack Devine wouldn't.

Didn't she swear to protect the people of chicago and cook county?

Wake up anita! Get a clue! There is going to be a price to pay by all you do nothing political hacks in Daley's crime family.

6/19/2009 11:55:00 AM

She is getting rid of anyone who opposed her HDO promotion to the job of helping criminals another daley hack!

6/19/2009 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Rush baby said...

Former Bag Man said...

There were no other checks, rubber or otherwise.
Envelopes, that's the prefered method of payment.

6/19/2009 07:01:00 AM
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With The Messiah they might want to start using gold....

6" thick stacks.... Try hiding that!

6/19/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is any true justice in this world, Cortez will go down. He is slicker than an oil spill on the highway, but he might have crashed into a tree this time, instead of just spinning out and walking away without a scratch.

However, it is interesting how he tried to get out in front of the whole mess. You could see the wheels spinning behind those lying eyes, but me thinks he doth protest too much!

6/19/2009 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another vote for daley.

6/20/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Cline out of it, he is not taking from city only from police memorial fund and its contributors.

6/19/2009 12:54:00 PM

6 FIGURE PAYCHECK ON THE CHARITY OF OTHERS & THE MEMORIES OF FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS. CLASS ACT ALRIGHT.

RALPH SCHEU OF THE 100 CLUB DOESN'T TAKE A DIME& THEY PUBLISH AN ANNUAL REPORT W/ FULL DISCLOSURE OF THEIR BALANCE SHEETS.
THE PHIL SLIME MEMORIAL SLUSH FUND HAS NEVER FOLLOWED IN KIND. ATROCIOUS.

6/20/2009 03:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it Shitshanks has hundreds of people willing to cover his crooked butt?

6/20/2009 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Cortez Trotter's Consulting firm on "emergency management" consulting with an on-line sports media company?

6/20/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Phil Slime Memorial Slush Fund"- that was pretty good.

6/20/2009 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because they are too good to be true. They're all scams. Consult this.

6/20/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Leave Cline out of it, he is not taking from city only from police memorial fund and its contributors.

6/19/2009 12:54:00 PM

6 FIGURE PAYCHECK ON THE CHARITY OF OTHERS & THE MEMORIES OF FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS. CLASS ACT ALRIGHT.

RALPH SCHEU OF THE 100 CLUB DOESN'T TAKE A DIME& THEY PUBLISH AN ANNUAL REPORT W/ FULL DISCLOSURE OF THEIR BALANCE SHEETS.
THE PHIL SLIME MEMORIAL SLUSH FUND HAS NEVER FOLLOWED IN KIND. ATROCIOUS.

6/20/2009 03:27:00 AM

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Unfortunately for the families and the fallen and injured officers, Phil Cline's salary is the reason that I cancelled my semi monthly contribution via payroll deduction.

I will give, when the hat is passed, but will not contribute to his salary and that of the broad that keeps the supplies in her garage. Yes, she does get a salary from the Memorial Foundation, just like Phil Slime.

Sorry, to those that feel that I am wrong.

6/20/2009 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Leave Cline out of it, he is not taking from city only from police memorial fund and its contributors.

6/19/2009 12:54:00 PM

6 FIGURE PAYCHECK ON THE CHARITY OF OTHERS & THE MEMORIES OF FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS. CLASS ACT ALRIGHT.

RALPH SCHEU OF THE 100 CLUB DOESN'T TAKE A DIME& THEY PUBLISH AN ANNUAL REPORT W/ FULL DISCLOSURE OF THEIR BALANCE SHEETS.
THE PHIL SLIME MEMORIAL SLUSH FUND HAS NEVER FOLLOWED IN KIND. ATROCIOUS.

6/20/2009 03:27:00 AM

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Unfortunately for the families and the fallen and injured officers, Phil Cline's salary is the reason that I cancelled my semi monthly contribution via payroll deduction.

I will give, when the hat is passed, but will not contribute to his salary and that of the broad that keeps the supplies in her garage. Yes, she does get a salary from the Memorial Foundation, just like Phil Slime.

Sorry, to those that feel that I am wrong.

6/20/2009 09:56:00 PM



When I found out about Phil Cline's paycheck I too canceled my payroll deduction.

A former head of the Department should do this kind of work gratis, as in for free, receive no compensation. It is called giving back to the community, It is a principal many high ranking gold stars have yet to learn. Most look for an opportunity to cash in, and then take it.

I give to the 100 Club of Cook County, not the CPD Memorial. Yes, I know of the good work they do but Phil Cline should NOT be taking a 6 figure salary from OUR VERY OWN CHARITY!!!

They get nothing from me.

6/21/2009 07:04:00 AM  

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