Richie the Snitch?
The drumbeat gets louder that Shortshanks is actually a government mole:
- Mayor Richard Daley was secretly interviewed in 2008 at a downtown hotel by FBI agents who questioned him about the politicians who pushed for a Chicago real estate project now at the center of a federal bribery trial, the Tribune has learned.
The interview focused on the Galewood Yards project, an old industrial rail yard on the West Side that was rezoned for commercial and residential buildings over the objections of city planning staff.
Daley had trouble recalling any controversy surrounding Galewood Yards during the March 2008 interview and could not remember participating in City Hall meetings about three years earlier with his planning staff, an alderman and a congressman about the project, the Tribune has learned.
There has been no suggestion that Daley did anything improper.
Because the FBI just interviews people at random in downtown hotels for shits and giggles. It always happens. Seriously.