Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Garry Gets a "Family" Job

Hinted at numerous times by commenters that Garry was continuing an unseemly tradition of Chicago Police Superintendents hobnobbing with Outfit figures, this one turns out to be close to the mark:
  • According to Trade Show Executive magazine, a South Loop firm led by Richard Simon — a former police sergeant and major Emanuel administration contractor — has provided a soft landing for McCarthy and his longtime aide Robert Tracy.

    “Garry McCarthy will work . . . with United on various industry-based projects through his new private-sector venture, GFM-Strategies,” the magazine reported on Feb. 18.

    Tracy has become senior vice president of Simon’s United Security Services Inc. He previously worked with McCarthy at the New York Police Department and as the chief of crime control strategy at the Chicago police, which he left in January.
And who does Rick Simon like to hang out with?
  • One of Simon’s firms has been paid more than $70 million by the Emanuel administration under a 2012 deal to perform janitorial services at O’Hare Airport, city records show.

    At the time his United Maintenance Inc. won the O’Hare deal, Simon claimed to city officials he was the firm’s 100 percent owner. But the Sun-Times revealed Simon had sold a 50 percent stake to a local investment group.

    City officials said they could have nixed the deal but decided not to do so, despite criticism from some aldermen.
    Back then, Simon employed a man who had served in prison after being indicted along with the late mob boss Anthony “Big Tuna” Accardo.

    Simon has also been a business partner in a heavy equipment company with a man who has been described by law enforcement as a member of the mob.

    Simon joined the Chicago police 40 years ago and moonlighted at the company of the Ben Stein, Chicago’s “King of Janitors.” Stein, a convicted felon, also was a mob associate.

    According to a 1983 police file obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, Simon refused to testify before a grand jury investigating the disappearance of Karen Lee Koppel, a “close female friend and companion” of Stein.

    Simon “had been conducting negotiations” on Stein’s behalf with Koppel, offering “a posh Lake Shore Drive apartment” and new cars for her to get out of Stein’s life. The CPD document also says Simon met Koppel at a bar on the night of her disappearance. Koppel hasn’t been seen since.
He certainly knows a lot of interesting.....characters.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any bets on how long it is before McCarthy gets into a bar fight?

I'm retired but I'd love to respond to that call.

Sneedless to say it would be amusing.

4/06/2016 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever notice that when bosses retire from the CPD they are immediately picked by a firm, business, another LE agency, or other city agency, or college to work at. These fuckers are wetting their beak everyday they are at work but never miss a chance to come down hard on everyday coppers in order to have the spotlight not shine on them.

4/06/2016 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hhmmmm.... They beef about everything...

Didn't retired Superintendent James Rochford go to work for Bally Manufacturing, who made slot machine for the mob here in Chicago.

And didn't retired Chief of Detectives William Hanhardt go to work as a...
let's not go there.

...and they beef about JVD going to work as a janitor for FOP.

But no one squawks that Richie Shortshanks can't be interviewed by the Feds because he has a medical condition. But does he still work for the law firm that represents the company that he sold the city's parking meter to? Is he still on the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola?

Check this out: http://people.equilar.com/bio/richard-daley-the-coca-cola/salary/813199#.VwSq-_krLIU

4/06/2016 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why GMAC kept quiet: this is his golden parachute.

4/06/2016 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least he isn't working with/for the Muslim Brotherhood.

4/06/2016 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Oh come on... Garry ain't messing with nobody and has moved on and you still got to bother him...

4/06/2016 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


So McCarthy and Tracey are now watching janitors. Seems like a good fit. What is the beef?

4/06/2016 05:48:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

I wish Simon would meet Mrs. SpankDaddy in a bar.

4/06/2016 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McShit and Dick Tracy should be tarred and feathered and rode out on a rail!

4/06/2016 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of this department is too young . Good job on keeping the next generation up to speed on the never told history of bullshit in this city.

4/06/2016 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say something but I dont want to end up in 8 different dumpsters.

4/06/2016 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day, if u fucked up and connected, u became a carpenter over
nite, working at McCormick place, go figure?

4/06/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously with all of Laurino's connections a mobbed up janitor/security firm is the best GFM could do?

4/06/2016 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no such thing as the mob.

4/06/2016 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this a surprise to anyone. G Mc. would spend many summer days/nights on Rich Simon's boat with a boatload of "ladies". Did anyone really think G Mc would get the job in Scotland yard? I'm sure they did a REAL background check and saw the things like his drunken arrest out East and wold not hire him. A Police Department in Arizona would not hire Downtown Ernie Brown after checking out his resume and found it to have fraudulent information on it. That stuff only goes in Chicago or Cook County or the State. Good luck to the guys and gals on the CPD, you need it.

4/06/2016 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me that the Superintendent of police is friends/ does business with members from the Outfit! In Chicago? I'm shocked!

4/06/2016 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come on... Garry ain't messing with nobody and has moved on and you still got to bother him...

4/06/2016 03:30:00 AM



WELL SAID! Hasn't the guy been through enough BS over the past 6 months? Why can't people stop bashing him in the news with inaccurate information (specifically Mihalopoulos). This non-fact checking jerk is the same columnist that wrote the front page article about McCarthy being considered for the job in London... That was a rumor started in the UK. He had no intention of ever wanting that job, he never applied, and the quote he gave to The Sun was extremely vague since he was talking about his consulting business.
Before releasing defaming press pieces like this, reporters, columnists, and special interest groups with vendettas should do some real research and sort fact from fiction.

4/06/2016 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Joe Aguirre said...

So. The London police chief's job at metro is not on the table? Ha ha ha.

4/06/2016 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wait Gary is a janitor now?

4/06/2016 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just leave the streetlights alone!! They don't deserve to get shot. What did they ever do to you?

4/06/2016 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to know who the 50% investors are, and why they aren't required to file any new affidavit of ownership for
city work? Word is Simon is also tight with a few former Alderman, including one who also owns a real estate broker that services
West Loop & University Village area...

Just 4 years ago, Simon was trying to build a 12,000 sq ft house 3 blocks north of McCormick Place.
He "bought" or was "awarded" a lot for $1.5MM that had been previously purchased for nearly $3MM, and the 'owner' was dumping at a loss. Ironically it is rumored that he was not the high bidder for the lot in 2012, imagine that!

So my real estate peeps tell me that 9 weeks ago, he just sold his $1.5MM lot for over $3MM...

4/06/2016 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Ever notice that when bosses retire from the CPD they are immediately picked by a firm, business, another LE agency, or other city agency, or college to work at. These fuckers are wetting their beak everyday they are at work but never miss a chance to come down hard on everyday coppers in order to have the spotlight not shine on them.

4/06/2016 01:13:00 AM
Everyone ok not everyone maybe just 99.99% is connected to someone! How many have to buy "tickets" for fundraisers? Most do it through intermediaries but that is how it works? You pay a percentage back, and you do exactly what you "puppeteer tels you to do!" You get a huge paycheck, you take from the working honest coppers triple portions of scant pension funds and you have a shiny new taxpayer vehicle all for free! Then you wonder why the new "educated" police will never respect you I know your supposed to "respect the rank" but that would like on halloween seeing someone wearing a presidents mask costume and saying respect him! The current way bloated exempt structure all lined up look like the circus performers ready for next act, please gold stars take off the uniform men and women have died for, bunch of fakers now another lieutenant cheating scandal you all need to resign immediately!

4/06/2016 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Pigpen said...

"I wouldn't give the bum a mop job"

4/06/2016 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GMAC = Bigmouth Asshole. Go home, GMAC.

4/06/2016 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This job was was part of the deal when he got canned........is his disappearance for all those months part of the deal too?

4/06/2016 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder whose license he is working off of. Needs a P.I. License but he ain't got one. Hmmm

4/06/2016 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many full pay no show jobs? This is ridiculous rahm puts "Bronx bullshitter" in the corner he cowers and gets this plum business! Cowardly act your a man or your not, a man stands up is not afraid this guy Come on now!

4/06/2016 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Water seeks its own level.

4/06/2016 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta tell ya. This Rick Simon story associating him with the disappearance of that woman has appeared again and again, and there's no more to it today than there was years ago. Simon runs a thriving business that employs a lot of people and supports a bunch of charities. He is a family man and keeps a low profile.

Why can't you just leave him and his family alone? It's not like there's proof he did a single darn thing wrong.

4/06/2016 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneedless to say it would be amusing.

I nominate this one for the best of the day

4/06/2016 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You mean to tell me that the Superintendent of police is friends/ does business with members from the Outfit! In Chicago? I'm shocked!

4/06/2016 10:52:00 AM


Is his picture on the wall at Orsos? Quick, get an 018th District Sgt to hustle over there to rip that thing down!

4/06/2016 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you have to know is this. A picture is worth a millions words.
http://people.equilar.com/bio/richard-daley-the-coca-cola/salary/813199#.VwSq-_krLIU

4/06/2016 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this motherfucker also gets a 85% pension while doing everything in his power to keep the retired CPD at 75% pension while he was mayor. This guy's beak is getting wet in so many ways it is unfuckingbelievable.

"Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has joined Coca-Cola Co.'s board of directors effective immediately, the beverage giant announced Thursday.

"Mr. Daley brings significant public policy expertise and experience in creating sustainable growth opportunities for businesses and communities to our company," Coca-Cola Chief Executive Muhtar Kent said in a statement.

As a non-employee board director, Daley's compensation will amount to $175,000 a year, with $50,000 in cash and $125,000 in deferred stock units.

The news release also revealed that Daley, 69, has launched an advisory firm called Tur Partners LLC that focuses on sustainable urban development. The former mayor is currently of counsel at international law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, as well as a senior advisor to JPMorgan Chase and a senior fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Daley is listed as a managing principal on the Tur Partners website, and Daley's son Patrick R. Daley is listed as a principal."
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-12-15/business/chi-former-mayor-richard-daley-named-to-coca-cola-board-20111215_1_coca-cola-board-chief-executive-muhtar-kent-private-equity-firm

4/06/2016 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take GMAC any day over the bubble head now in office. For Chrissake he isn't in office a week and
I'll bet he hasn't taken a solid shit during all that time!

4/07/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? He's gone thank God. He's more to destroy CPD than anyone. Maybe now, once the new supe is confirmed, we can start the slow and tedious process of rebuilding CPD as a police department.

4/07/2016 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garry stood at a news conference and condemned one of his officers and caved in to a small vocal crowd of losers. Bash him all you want SCC. It's fine by me.

4/07/2016 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Ricky was a Sgt. he treated PO's ok.

4/07/2016 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garr doesn't need a PI license. Only a PERC card. Possibly needs to get waived on 20/40 hour training requirements. Only 1 agency employee needs to hold Detective license-all other investigators can work under license holder.

4/07/2016 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Gotta tell ya. This Rick Simon story associating him with the disappearance of that woman has appeared again and again, and there's no more to it today than there was years ago. Simon runs a thriving business that employs a lot of people and supports a bunch of charities. He is a family man and keeps a low profile.

Why can't you just leave him and his family alone? It's not like there's proof he did a single darn thing wrong.

4/06/2016 08:00:00 PM

Why, it's almost like you were trying to be clever, mentioning the 'family' like that.

4/07/2016 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I wonder whose license he is working off of. Needs a P.I. License but he ain't got one. Hmmm

4/06/2016 04:34:00 PM
You must know that you can easily rent a license for about 6-7 grand a year. You just make the license holder a board member of your corporation. But, an investigator working for an attorney, does not need a license, so you put an attorney on the board.

4/07/2016 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta tell ya. This Rick Simon story associating him with the disappearance of that woman has appeared again and again, and there's no more to it today than there was years ago. Simon runs a thriving business that employs a lot of people and supports a bunch of charities. He is a family man and keeps a low profile.

Why can't you just leave him and his family alone? It's not like there's proof he did a single darn thing wrong.

Yea, he's a saint....

Rick Simon also profited from his ventures with Stein, whose various cleaning corporations contributed heavily toward James O'Grady's campaign for Cook County Sheriff in 1986. Shortly after "Jimmy the Reformer" was swept into office, County Republican Chairman Jim "the Bohemian" Dvorak added Simon to the Sheriff's payroll as a supervisor of part-time deputies. He was the perfect addition to an administration heavily tainted by the influence of organized crime, political chicanery, and ghost payrollers. Simon, quizzed by the Feds concerning several unsolved gangland hits, has been linked to the S.O.A. management team, the private security firm once spearheaded by the tainted O'Grady.

It would be interesting to hear what Simon has to say about several notorious gangland hits including Philip Goodman, a 73-year-old gambler and outfit "wannabee" who was found murdered at the Admiral Oasis Hotel in Morton Grove some years back. Philly was a fringe player - an associate of Tony "the Ant" Spilotro, who found employment in Las Vegas as a casino host at the Stardust.

4/07/2016 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...

So McCarthy and Tracey are now watching janitors. Seems like a good fit. What is the beef?

4/06/2016 05:48:00 AM>>>

The beef would be that McCarthy and Simon would charge $500 an hour for services and pay the janitors $12 and hour minus union dues. The mops $400 each but you can get them at Home Depot for $25.

4/08/2016 03:09:00 AM  

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