Sunday, January 17, 2010

Over $1 Million?

We missed this in the big media papers. This appeared in the Southtown Star Friday:
  • A Chicago police sergeant was indicted Friday on charges of skimming more than $1 million from the Chicago Police Sergeants Association to use on gambling, hotels and expensive dinners.

    Sgt. John Pallohusky was charged with two counts each of theft and official misconduct, and one count of money laundering, Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

    He is scheduled for arraignment Feb. 4.

The article also says the State has discovered 65 different bank accounts? Can a sergeant explain why the whole board isn't under investigation? This seems way too big for just two people to have run this scam undiscovered.

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you read the story correctly, they quote a Nov 24th statement. 4 days after the arrest. Nothing new but the actual charges which should come as no surprise.

1/17/2010 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PBPA should be dissolved. Sell that old rundown hall. we need a fresh start

1/17/2010 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The board is under investigation. They were informed of that by the states attorneys office. They aren't even allowed to see their own books, which were seized. NO CR# had been obtained, other than for John and Mary. The other board members haven't notified IAD they are under investigation.

WTF!!!!

1/17/2010 05:53:00 AM  
Blogger tom said...

I predict this entire case will unravel on the prosecutors and Weis within about 6 months.

1/17/2010 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come the treasurer was not indicted? Is she cooperating?

1/17/2010 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dissolved? Hey Brainiac-that would mean no benefits what so ever-giving up everything. One person is under arrest and so far no one can find any money missing. So why not let them prove he's guilty before you condem anyone.

1/17/2010 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it seems like it too big for two people, but you NEED PROOF

1/17/2010 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone still think he is innocent? Ask the Sgt's Association and they will tell you he stole the money. His wife is dying of cancer or she would be charged also.

The board of this association should walk away in shame for not checking the books for years and allowing one person to perform all of the tasks. They did not enforce the checks and balances of the association. Makes you wonder how much John was giving them?

1/17/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Board should resign and have immediate elections. Let's just say they didn't know anything about it: the problem still remains that they didn't know ANYTHING!!!

1/17/2010 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were informed that the 65 bank accounts (total) dated back from the 1970's to date. Sgt. Pall supposedly had other business ventures, prior to the CPD which 'might' explain the accounts.
I'm all for giving the devil his due, but I'll take a wait n' see approach for now until all the evidence is in.

A non board member Sgt.

1/17/2010 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PBPA should be dissolved. Sell that old rundown hall. we need a fresh start
1/17/2010 02:48:00 AM

Then you would have no protection under your collective bargaining agreement. That would work out well for us , wouldn't it? If you want a nicer hall, then get over there and do something.

1/17/2010 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the person responsible is always the lowest ranking person...

1/17/2010 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quite a few fingers in that pie.

1/17/2010 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wifey is the Treasurer of the PBPA.
He was going to pay it all back, I 'm telling ya, I promise just needed a little extra capital for an investment scheme, I mean plan I was running. C'mon fellas I'm a fellow Sarge y'all know I aint gonna do you wrong

1/17/2010 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PBPA should be dissolved. Sell that old rundown hall. we need a fresh start

1/17/2010 02:48:00 AM


SELL THE HALL?? Unfortunately, your fearless leader mortgaged the crap outta it. By the way, that money's in Vegas. Good Luck Sgt's.

1/17/2010 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The state discovered 65 bank accounts through its investigation? The state can't discover its own a**hole with both hands.

These are the morons who called polluhuskys wife to the grand jury without knowing that fact.

1/17/2010 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF YOU THINK HE DIDN'T TAKE THAT MONEY YOU MY FRIEND ARE A FOOL!

1/17/2010 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a video from the brawl over on 4200 N. Milwaukee

they're infiltrating Polish clubs as well now????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQEPe2A9H6g

well done to the guys from 016, 017 and Citywide that responded

1/17/2010 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heres the actual fight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7EOanLALO8

hey SCC, this makes for some pretty good evidence, dontcha think?

1/17/2010 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE show those videos SCC to show the citizens of Chicago what the CPD has to put up with on a daily basis.

Even after officers converged on the scene, some of these mutts continue to fight and even threaten police officers with bodily harm if they ever see them "on the streets"

1/17/2010 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice that the "wife - treasurer" never wrote or addressed how solvent or insolvent they are in the sgt's newsletter. Not a peep.

1/17/2010 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole board don't give a shit pal..

Board members are assigned to districts . . . they make no extra money like FOP and only get headaches over it.

1/17/2010 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sergeant Association By-Laws state that ANY member can come down to the union office and check the books at any time.

An independent accountant checked the books and didn't find any thing wrong with them..
do you think sergeants that are on the board would find something wrong with them???

The money that was "taken" was used by Pallohusky and then returned . . . if the books are fucked with then who is going to discover money missing?

1/17/2010 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gambling, hotels and expensive dinners...At least he didn't waste it....

1/17/2010 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heck, he also wired tens of thousands of dollars to a Malibu woman, a lady he flew to Chicago several times.

1/17/2010 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its really sad when one of the accused,M0,received a MBA degree in financial fraud investigation from St Xavier. I guess she put her degree to work. WTF

1/17/2010 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An independent accountant checked the books and didn't find any thing wrong with them..
do you think sergeants that are on the board would find something wrong with them???

Hey idiot, what acct did not find anything wrong? Talk to the board and the audit is not done. Some of you sgt's are so dumb, you must be merit.

The support for JP on this board is from his family you idiots.

1/17/2010 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgts waiting for a contract, then they need 40% to authorize a de-certification. Then they need 51% to elect another bargaining representative. The contract is still valid and they will NOT lose benefits.
The wheels are turning as you read this.

1/17/2010 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT's unreal, I am a Sgt and ws at the emergency meeting last month, it was pure BULLSHIT!!!! THe board members all said that John and his secret wife Mary handled all of the mail that came in and probably intercepted all bank statements, BULL, they are mostly unpaid but none, I repeat none had the balls to challenge either of them, Jim Cosgrove is in that office FULL TIME paid employee, what does he doe, what about JIM ADE, This union should be de certifed, Mike Voight was right, they are all crooks, How did John Paluhusky do this, who monitors things , I don't know who is worse, the pension board or this union.

1/17/2010 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The marriage is a scam, they never lived together.

1/17/2010 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Its really sad when one of the accused,M0,received a MBA degree in financial fraud investigation from St Xavier. I guess she put her degree to work. WTF

1/17/2010 06:28:00 PM

SXU MBA in Financial Fraud Investigations! I'm real skeptical about this program. Anybody care to speculate on how many (if any) top notch investigators this program has produced vs. how much CPD tuition reimbursement money the program has sucked up?

1/17/2010 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The marriage is a scam, they never lived together.

1/17/2010 09:09:00 PM



Yeah, that's why JP was arrested at MO's house in the early AM. He maintained a separate house but laid his head at her house. Stop trying to defend him on here already!

There is so much dirt that is going to come out on this guy, the collateral damage is going to be ugly! He should cut a deal before all the facts get made public.

1/18/2010 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Its really sad when one of the accused,M0,received a MBA degree in financial fraud investigation from St Xavier. I guess she put her degree to work. WTF

1/17/2010 06:28:00 PM

SXU MBA in Financial Fraud Investigations! I'm real skeptical about this program. Anybody care to speculate on how many (if any) top notch investigators this program has produced vs. how much CPD tuition reimbursement money the program has sucked up?

1/17/2010 09:15:00 PM
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Probably about as many great investigators as law school makes great lawyers.

Classes don't make you great. The degree is just the jumping-off point. The rest is up to the individual.

1/18/2010 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Membership meeting coming 21 Jan. Everyone should attend.
Watch the executive board squirm under pressure.

1/18/2010 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The board member enriched themselves with the skimmed money. When the time was right they cashed in, pocketed the profits, and replaced the PBPA money supposedly undetected.

1/18/2010 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insider trading scheme.

1/18/2010 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to inspect the books to when Cosgrove was president.

1/18/2010 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard from a good source that the City plans on making ALL FUTURE PROMOTIONS BASED ON MERIT! You can take this one to the bank. The cost of promotional exams and the City wanting the right people influenced this decision.

1/18/2010 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Heck, he also wired tens of thousands of dollars to a Malibu woman, a lady he flew to Chicago several times.

1/17/2010 06:24:00 PM

Barbie or Stacey?

1/18/2010 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tom said...
I predict this entire case will unravel on the prosecutors and Weis within about 6 months.

1/17/2010 06:34:00 AM

_______________________________

Tom,

Do you think that the financial crime ASA's made this shit up? Repeat after me: BANK ACCOUNTS, CANCELLED CHECKS, AND WIRE TRANSFERS DON'T LIE. THEY SHOW UP FOR EVERY COURT DATE, THEY CAN'T BE CROSS-EXAMINED, AND THEIR REPUTATION CAN'T BE IMPUGNED.
This is real and the more they dig, the more they're going to find. Hasta la vista, baby. As for you Tom, don't quit the day job.

1/18/2010 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the board members who said this was a witch hunt, you know who you are; who said this was all bullshit, a frameup by IAD, that there was no money missing....what say you now?

1/18/2010 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is typical in fraud cases for the fraud to go on for some time before it is discovered. Unless you have a separation of duties, the annual accountant's audit probably will not uncover fraud if there is no seperation of duties. You need a forensic audit to uncover most fraud, probably what is going on right now. Forensic audits do not happen until some theft is suspected.A good fraudster will take advantage of a system that allows them to handle incoming and outgoing bills and sign checks.

1/18/2010 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smells like a lot of money laundering to me. What a set up, didn't take too much brains to pull this off:

1. has total control of the books, accounts and cash flow

2. both suspects are in cahoots and "married" on paper only.

3. no one questions, all lemmings on board because "he's a great guy".

And don't forget, the money that was laundered wasn't even his, it was a separate entities money, so that sounds like theft to me.

You want to "play" with money, for what ever reason, i.e. gambling, stocks, over-spending, girlfriends, etc., you play with your OWN money or YOU sign and borrow from a BANK in YOUR name with YOUR signature and use that money, NOT "company" money. Sounds like the Sgt's association was used as his own personal piggy bank. People go to jail for that.

1/18/2010 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word around the broken water fountain says that all the board members had their own little scams and perks. We shall see, but we shall see!

1/18/2010 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous a retired board member said...

Word around the broken water fountain says that all the board members had their own little scams and perks. We shall see, but we shall see!

- - - - - - - -

That’s right!

Here’s EXACTLY what the scam was:

You see, in addition to going to the general meetings and the board meetings which are held every month on the SHITHOLE rat infested Southside of Chicago, the board members also get to work in districts.
NOT ONLY THAT, some board members work several part time jobs to help support their families. Can you image the scam these assholes have?

These fucking bastards.

So when their cell phones aren’t CONSTANLY going off when they are sleeping as they answer STUPID FUCKING QUESTIONS from sergeants who act like they have 6 months on the job . . they get to work an additional 60 hours a week so they can support their kids and grandchildren.

SOMEONE SHOULD CALL FUCKING FELONY REVIEW NOW !!!

Ohhhh, and here is the biggest fucking scam of all!
Each board member gets to sell $2000 worth of raffle tickets each summer which is the only financial support that benefits the active duty DEATH BENEFIT FUND for sergeants. These fucking board members have soooooo much fun trying to sell those damn tickets. They ask a sergeant who makes over $100,000 a year if they will spend $10 for a book of tickets, and 9 out of 10 times the sergeant says “I has to pay my baby’s mama this check, catch me next payday” or “I had too many bills, gots ta pay mys credit card bill ya know?”.

Also, I have it on good information that after general meetings they get to eat the left over cold fuckin’ pizza that the whining bitches didn’t eat.

Hey!!! I have an idea!!

Why don’t you come to some meetings and shove some of that pizza in your face? You can wash it down with about 12 beers that are also on hand? Then, you can bitch and moan to the board members about all kinds of dumb things like, “When the fuck is the lieutenant’s lawsuit going to be finalized? I need MORE money so I can pay for my $700 a month car note”

THEN, YOU CAN RUN for a BOARD POSITION. What a great idea right?

Say . . when you’re a board member make sure you try to catch me by that “broken water cooler” so you can try to peddle some of those $2000 in raffle tickets that you have to sell.

1/19/2010 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous 28 years and counting said...

Word around the broken water fountain says that all the board members had their own little scams and perks. We shall see, but we shall see!

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. . . YOU CAN RUN for a BOARD POSITION. What a great idea right?

Say . . when you’re a board member make sure you try to catch me by that “broken water cooler” so you can try to peddle some of those $2000 in raffle tickets that you have to sell.

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Bravo! I feel your pain!

I can't wait till' I retire.
I will be moving as far away from these whining cry-baby BITCH coppers as possible!

1/19/2010 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEWSFLASH:

JP stole the money, more than anyone knows. The Board didn't do shit about it because they didn't get involved, and allowed it to happen.

Thanks for selling raffle tickets, now resign.

Where's the money?

1/19/2010 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To retired board member....

You're better off yelling at the rain to stop.

EVERY Area board member ran unopposed, so they were appointed. EVERY other executive board member ran unopposed, so they were appointed. And no one said Boo!
If it weren't for apathy, the whiners wouldn't have any feelings at all. How many have actually gone to 2 meetings? Not many. Got no time to be a unit rep? No wait! That would take time away from important things.

Better off yelling at the rain.

JP stole from Sgt's and committed a crime. No mercy. Apathy unfortunately is not a crime.

1/19/2010 11:55:00 PM  

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