Another Corrupt Aldercreature?
- Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) is under federal investigation in connection with his use of political campaign funds, sources told the Sun-Times.
The Sun-Times reported Oct. 8 that records show Cochran paid himself more than $115,000 from his campaign fund over a three-year span.
Most of those payments were reported by Cochran belatedly — months after he was required to do so by state disclosure laws — in a series of amended campaign disclosure reports.
Illinois law does not prohibit politicians from taking money from their campaign funds for personal use if the payments are “for services actually rendered.”
But they are required to report any such payments as income to the IRS and pay taxes if owed.
Anyone know what percentage of aldrecreatures have been the subject of federal investigations now? It's an obscene number with most going to jail at some point. Far more corruption per capita than any other government employee. Perhaps it's time to look into body cameras, "restorative justice" (where every taxpayer gets to kick an aldercreature in the balls) and a wholesale reduction in the total number of elected thieves serving.