Friday, June 18, 2010

Clout Rules!

"Out the Clout" and you'll probably find a veritable ant farm of connected chambers, tunnels and such:
  • A city supervisor could face up to seven years in prison after an undercover investigation allegedly caught him stealing cigarettes seized by the city from an evidence room and selling them to convenience stores run by members of his family.

    Abd Ayesh is a $66,564-a-year supervisor of Tax and License Compliance for the city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

  • Typically, he is accused of placing the cartons in a black plastic bag in his office. An inspector working under Ayesh then allegedly would pick up the bag, drive to convenience stores at 48th and Wood and 69th and Damen run by Ayesh family members and sell those relatives half the cigarettes for a fraction of the cost. Investigators further allege that the inspector sometimes sold his own half of the take to the Ayesh family for $20-a-carton.

    [...] The joint investigation by the FBI, the state’s attorney’s office and the city’s Inspector General Joe Ferguson got a boost when the inspector agreed to wear an electronic eavesdropping device after being snared in an unrelated investigation.

So there was another unrelated investigation that led to this one? How typically Daley-esque. And it isn't really a scandal until you drag in the Police Department somehow:
  • Ayesh worked as an Aviation security officer for less than a month in 2001, then abruptly resigned. Two years later, he spent a few weeks as a probationary Chicago Police officer before going to work for the city Revenue Department, where he received a series of promotions.
"A few weeks" as a PPO, then off to another series of connected jobs? He must have heard we weren't promoting fast enough.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing, that a man of obvious middle eastern heritage could move arond unobstructed through various levels of city government without being detected for a while. I wonder what other nefarious activities he was involved in that we DON'T know about? Didn't the fact that he resigned from the CPD so quickly and jump right into another branch of employment with the City set off any suspicions/bells & whistles? How well was this guy's path greased here? Who was his clout? Is anyone following an obvious paper trail? This case leaves one with more questions than answers.

6/18/2010 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow SCC..... Nothing about the Captains movement that came out today? And the house mouse Lts that got detailed to (the nice) districts (on days of course).

6/18/2010 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/18/2010 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

family always been good to the police back in the day in 009, but their is always that shadiness to them also, like they were keeping their friends close and their enemies even closer. Several pictures of them with Yasser Arrofatt too were observed.

6/18/2010 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just the mere fact that he had his pickings of not one but three jobs any regular schlub would be grateful to have makes one wonder.

Who the fuck is this guy? And why did he get to pick and choose like that?

Someone should investigate that.

6/18/2010 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh so that's where you can get a carton of cigs for $20 bucks. I been missing out.

6/18/2010 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He probably quit the Department when he found out we don't take cash for traffic violations anymore.

6/18/2010 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/18/2010 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder about the aviation security position in 2001....would that be anywhere near Sept. 11th, 2001.

6/18/2010 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

allah be praised. Hmmmmmm... "Abd Ayesh." shocking. I hear illegal cigarettes are funding terrorism now. I guess they really are. oh but its a religion of peace anyways.

6/18/2010 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was always an aragont runt. Wouldnt take orders from Home Room Instructors was the reason he left Academy, was either leave or get booted.

6/18/2010 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger hemorrhoid said...

As Ron Huberman said, "Chicago is not Clout City. Chicago is a Meritocracy."

Ron doesn't know that the new spin word for 'clout' is 'merit'.

6/18/2010 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if Huberman is serious about not being a clout city, then how does he explain getting all of his positions? Wouldn't have anything to do with the rumors of being a cousin of Rahm Emannual, would it?

6/18/2010 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Amazing, that a man of obvious middle eastern heritage could move around unobstructed through various levels of city government"

Yeah, do you think he's the only one?

He's not. Check out how many other people of this description have had some interesting career path's in CPD and elsewhere in city government while at the same time openly stating their sympathies.

6/18/2010 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is truly amazing how none of this ever gets back to the DALEY crime family. This guys is one of a thousand city workers with ties to DALEY and gets busted only to flip on others.

6/18/2010 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Daley knows he has personally destroyed Chicago. The "Daley Legacy" will be enshrined as such;
The Mayor who sold almost all of Chicago's asset base, taxed Chicago to death literally and created middle class flight.

The Chicago Police Department is short over 3,000 police officers under Daley's fiscal mismanagement of Chicago's budget. Crime is skyrocketing and the world sees Chicago as a cesspool of crime and corruption.

Mayor Richard M. Daley is 100% solely responsible for the destruction of Chicago!


6/18/2010 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like another Tony Rezko "Miracle"

6/18/2010 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The CLOUT is out of control and very dangerous to law-abiding citizens.

6/18/2010 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guy is sooo cocky. used to walk around the office talking trash and bossing people around. super incompetent and creepy.

got promoted to supervisor very quickly. had some connects, obviosly.
a born liar - known to make up stories and blatantly lie.

he claimed that he left the Police because he got this job he has now. he hooked up a lot of the corner store ali babas with tips on when investigators were gonna come to check them out.

this guy is the definition of corrupt. thank god he never actually became a police officer - that would have been scary.

6/19/2010 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will get a felony conviction for Official misconduct. His family's quicky mart business will expand and this will forgotten. Remember this is Cook County, not Will or Lake.

6/19/2010 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As previously posted, U.S. black market cigs have been a long time source of funding for Achmed's hard on against us.

That angle should definitely be explored with this guy a d his family.

For a few pieces of silver, that fuck Daley and his minions are promoting people in city government that may very well be financing the people who want to kill us.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

6/19/2010 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy is al-qaeda, they fund their shit through cigarettes, I saw it in TARA. Eliminate al-qaeda! Eliminate second hand smoke, stamp out dog shit, stop the nattering nabobs of negativism, don't allow any more children to be born without clout!

Oh the humanity!

6/19/2010 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt ________ has clout? please fill in the blank

6/22/2010 07:14:00 AM  

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