Welcome Back Amer!
- Former Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad has been extradited from Pakistan, nearly nine months after he was sentenced in absentia for his role in a kickback scheme at the state treasurer’s office in Ohio, federal authorities said Wednesday night.
Ahmad was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in December 2014 after pleading guilty to bribery and conspiracy charges. But he fled to Pakistan to avoid punishment, where he remained jailed on immigration violations.
On Wednesday, Ahmad was extradited from Pakistan and flown to Columbus, Ohio, where he will appear for a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Watson at 10 a.m. Friday, according to Eric Gibson, a U.S. Justice Department trial lawyer who helped prosecute Ahmad.
Maybe someone can ask Amer how he managed to land the job in Chicago while under federal investigation in Ohio? Or would that be asking too much of the "watchdogs" Rahm has on a tight leash?