Friday, June 29, 2012

Ex-Politicians Arrested

  • Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and ex-Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano have been charged with bribery, federal officials said today.

    Moreno, who was first elected to the County Board in 1994 but lost re-election in 2010, was charged with allegedly taking a $5,000 payoff in connection with a waste transfer station in Cicero. He was also linked to a bribe scheme involving the sale of bandages to Stroger Hospital and other public hospitals, authorities alleged.

    Medrano, who was convicted of bribery as an alderman in the 1990s, was charged with offering a bribe to an undercover informant while working as a staff member for Moreno.
So do we get to count Medrano twice in the "convicted aldercreatures" column?

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35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, cool.

6/29/2012 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arresting these guys is like a copper giving a ticket to Joe Blow for jaywalking. Talk about double standards.

6/29/2012 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what can you say. Just when you thought they couldn't get any dumber...

6/29/2012 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering the fact the the Chicago City Council is an ongoing criminal conspriacy why don't the US Attorney us the RICO statute against these scum sucking thieves?

Oooops, I forgot. the US Attorney is a democRAT too!

6/29/2012 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pendejos!

6/29/2012 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ambrosio Medrano is Art Parra's cousin and clout!

6/29/2012 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TWICE? The stupid asshole gets pinched by the Fed TWICE! Serves him right. I bet they never catch him a third time. They'd never figure he'd be dumb enough to try it again. Oh yeah.

6/29/2012 06:45:00 AM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

If Medrano is convicted on these charges, he is going to be doing some serious federal time. Guess that is why the Feds consider him a flight risk. I wonder where he would flee to? j/k

6/29/2012 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! HA! Ha! Too funny to comment!

Typical Aldercreature! Stoopid!

I hope they put him next to Blago for the next 15 years!

Da Pelon

6/29/2012 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Three more arrests and he'll earn the Ace title.

009 days

6/29/2012 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politician Fed Fitzgerald leaves and the US Attorney starts doing his job locking up all these corrupt whore politicians. This could on for some time. Great!

6/29/2012 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today 6/29 is Pat Fitzgerald's final day as U.S.Attorney for Chicago.
So Anita Alvarez will be given the job and will promptly give Medrano and Moreno probation, after all, they are her local "homeboys".

6/29/2012 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medrano is like a brother to LAPA Man of the Year Capt Art Parra who was the first beneficiary of the merit system. Wonder what happened to Art when he retired!!

6/29/2012 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Considering the fact the the Chicago City Council is an ongoing criminal conspriacy why don't the US Attorney us the RICO statute against these scum sucking thieves?

Oooops, I forgot. the US Attorney is a democRAT too!

6/29/2012 02:39:00 AM

If you're going to comment at least know what you're talking about. The former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald was nominated by former U.S. senator Peter Fitzgerald and appointed by George W. Bush.

6/29/2012 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope Eric holder is arrested by congress and charged,then when Romney wins and let's the U.S. Attorney do his job they can load up the Illinois bus start at shitty hall cpd would be glad to help load em up!

6/29/2012 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arrest these petty mopes and let Jesse Jr. walk! The Feds set the standard. They nailed Blago for selling the Senate Seat, but they let whomever was buying slide including everybody that was helping them, and that probably would have been our current Mayor and the Congressman in hiding. The Feds are full of shit.

6/29/2012 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the amount of corruption in this city, the best they can do is someone taking a $5000 bribe? That amount is turned down numerous times on a daily basis in this town because its not enough. The feds are kind of like a tac team. They spend all day locking up one baggers instead of locking up the guys that run the tip or supply the packs.

6/29/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two primo drunken ass holes

6/29/2012 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Scc,

Your not giving the attention that is due! Attorney General E. Holder was held in contempt yesterday for not handing over documents related to Fast and Furious.

Seems to me like the Chief Law Enforcement Officer doesn’t like to be investigated. Talk about an office that should be transparent. More like opaque.

And furthermore who does he think he is not to turn over documents specifically requested by Congress?

6/29/2012 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once a politician, always a politician

6/29/2012 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happens everyday. Just go to council meeting. Time to get a white guy now. Beavers, Medrano Moreno could it be Daley or Burke or Madigan?

6/29/2012 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two FORMER politicians?!?!?!? Sounds like Hog Balls Beaver gave feds SOMETHING!!!!

6/29/2012 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how the one guy gets in trouble in the 90's then is back into political work again and gets in trouble for it again. Unbelievable how bad Shitcago is.

6/29/2012 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with a prior conviction, he will get hammered when sentenced.

look for him to sing like a bird

6/29/2012 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I recall, Moreno was caught with some white powder in small container that was in his brief case while going through security at 26 Cal. The white powder tested negative. LOL Medrano was corrupt when he was an alderman, making sure the nightclubs in 010 violated just about every liquor law on the books and got away with it.

6/29/2012 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is about crime not values.Who raised these people?

6/29/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make him Deputy Superintendent, and MAYBE, he'll stay straight.
He can't be any worse than the other " merit " hacks.

6/29/2012 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shocking that medrano would commit more crimes. once a banger, always a banger...

6/29/2012 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one at 26th- Cal was Juan solis. Another joke.

6/29/2012 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it the Feds will be picking up Jesse Jackson Jr. In the near future. That ought to cause a commotion...I can hardly wait!

6/30/2012 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Considering the fact the the Chicago City Council is an ongoing criminal conspriacy why don't the US Attorney us the RICO statute against these scum sucking thieves?

Oooops, I forgot. the US Attorney is a democRAT too!

6/29/2012 02:39:00 AM


Is this the quality of Republican police officers today? They don't even know that the US Attorney is a Republican, nominated by a Republican US Senator and appointed by a Republican President?

Barry Goldwater was a Republican running for president in 1964. Good man, decent, honest and spoke his mind. He would be considered a liberal today because he knew how to compromise to get things done for the good of the country.

He said about Vietnam that he wasn't sure we should even be in that country but if we were going in we should do so with overwhelming force from the beginning and get the thing done and get then get out.

Sound familiar? General Shinsecki, Chief of Staff of the US Army said about the same thing about Iraq in early 2003. For his honesty and correctness he was dumped by G.W. Bush for not going along with the prevailing theory of Chaney, Wolfowitz etc. of small, nimble and quick. Said theory proved to be wrong and many US Soldiers died as a result when the country went up for grabs and we didn't have enough people to send.

6/30/2012 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley or Burke or Madigan?

6/29/2012 02:31:00 PM


How about all of the above for $200.

“There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught”

6/30/2012 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medrano kept his mouth shut when he was convicted. While he was in the federal care, his wife was given a lucretive city job. I thought Medrano was given a union jo9b at McCormick Place when he got out as a payoff ? The corruption that was put in place by the Daley family will take a generation to go away, at least. It reaches through every city and county department to include the police and fire departments, a fact that the press never mentions. The phony merit system, the captain promotions, etc.

6/30/2012 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When they get out, one of them could be mayor. I worked for Berry in D.C.

7/01/2012 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i did political battle against both medrano and moreno in the precincts. serves them right for forgetting what public service is all about...even more dumbfounding is that voters in our respective ward & district would still vote for these corrupted men...shame on us as well...when are we gonna wake up and support real leaders for a change

- el capitan

7/07/2012 08:56:00 PM  

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