Saturday, April 08, 2017

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  • Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett believes she deserves far less prison time for an audacious kickback scheme than the seven-plus years the government is seeking, asking the judge she’ll soon face for three and a half years tops.

    Justice could be served by a shorter prison term, her attorney wrote Friday, if accompanied by “very substantial community service that would harness her unique expertise at school districts and private consulting companies alike for the benefit of public education everywhere.

    “Barbara wants to help others learn from her mistakes,” defense attorney Michael Scudder wrote in a 27-page sentencing memo published Friday. “She believes that superintendents and school districts across the nation need to redouble their efforts to avoid conflicts of interest with consultants and providers.”
You know how you can "help others learn from her mistakes"? By sentencing her to the max and pointing out to everyone else that when you commit a crime, you get to spend a decade or more in a federal prison far from home and away from family. It's called "deterrence."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give Triple B the maximum.

4/08/2017 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much time would I get if I received a kickback? Fair is fair,

4/08/2017 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corrupt CPS .. should be let go along the jail Byrd.. ripping off taxpayers

4/08/2017 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck her, give her 14 to 20 years. Now that is deterrence.

4/08/2017 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put her right next to Blago for the same amount of time! That will indeed be a'teaching moment' here in the City of Chicago!

4/08/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She can teach all those poor, innocent underprivileged women that the Illinois prisons are full of. Most of them are probably the products of the Chicago School System.

Wait. No, she can't! Not only is she a Chicago Schools educator, but she is an administrator in the failed Chicago Schools. My bet is, She not only can't do, she can't teach either.

4/08/2017 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU.

4/08/2017 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know how you can "help others learn from her mistakes"? By sentencing her to the max and pointing out to everyone else that when you commit a crime, you get to spend a decade or more in a federal prison far from home and away from family. It's called "deterrence."

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Every CPS new hire's orientation and introduction to the School System should include an interview with her in her luxurious new abode. She can teach others by being a warning to others.

4/08/2017 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same story different department. Is there any city department that doesn't have clout filled scandal??? WTF. Why are the police the only ones in the witch hunt?

4/08/2017 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deterrence? In illinois? Sarcasm at its finest SCC...

4/08/2017 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the " anti- Police" folks get caught up, like her, we the Police should fill the court room. Kind of like an anti liberal in house court advocacy. Force the judge to do their job. We are way too docile and obedient.

4/08/2017 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Babs is worried about no casinos to go to , and being some uneducated drug addicts new boo

4/08/2017 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love watching old news clips of Rahmn standing next to Babs with his big old grin and complementing her

4/08/2017 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the know from a CPD officer who worked in CPS for 20 years. It's a vast wasteland of corruption and rule breakers. Solomon should have been in jail for his inappropriate behavior with female students and questionable behavior years ago with his Niles West shinnigans ( ski trips) By the way ,look who he is married to (re Marks from the North Shore) along with his home he lives in and his new million dollar digs just completed in Michigan. He received 7 yrs and a 254,000. fine as of now. Lawsuit pending and let's see what the Feds take??? Now Vranas a 30 something sidekick groomed by Solomon from his Niles West days. Family should have known better . Father is a well off real estate businessman and mom was a current or former CPS employee. Marries and moves into a million dollar plus house in Glenview stealing all this taxpayer money. Both he and his wife Allison Coorlas Vranas (father a former Cook Co. States Atty.) henceforth Michael Monico as his attorney $$$ are listed via LinkedIn as heads of educational companies. No work experience both spoiled brats collecting all this taxpayer cash$$$ for going along with the program. Families should have known better. Oh and let's not forget the baby just born. Hope he doesn't need CPS after stealing all this cash no common sense both should have known better along with the families. Hope for jail time for you to pal, a large fine and a forfeit of your properties. BBB was just as greedy being pulled into this by the North Shore power broker pawns that be they all should due at least 7 years togeather. Shame on all of you ! Payback will be the absence of all of you from your children's / grandchildrens lives along with seizure of your properties to pay back the tax payer for what was stolen. The sentences have been negotiated let's watch what comes back montarley it's there for the takin FEDS.

4/08/2017 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 years only in Chicago time to get out of here

4/08/2017 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember hearing about this woman the first time years ago on some news panel discussion and thought she was brilliant. Just the kind of leader CPS needs. What a disappointment because I thought of myself as a savvy citizen in part because of reading this blog and learning about the behind the scenes bullshit often exposed here. Lock her up. Lock her up.

4/08/2017 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I saw a recent photo of her in a wheelchair with an oxygen mask on.
Probation for sure
How come none of this sticks to Rahm?

4/08/2017 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps if CPS didn't give education to illegal aliens and outside the city residents their funds would be fine. As a legal resident, you have to produce a birth certificate along with proof of residency papers. Enough with this sanctuary nonsense.

4/08/2017 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Give her the max. Her "talents" would best be served teaching other prisoners.

4/08/2017 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wants a shorter sentence, start cooperating. What did Rahm get, what did he order you to do, what did he have knowledge of? Otherwise see you in 14 Triple B.

4/08/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BBB deserves less prison time cuz she got casinos to get to!

4/08/2017 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone find out who she didn't drop to, and they rat ed her out?

She just had to learn how to cheat well with others! It's the Chicago way....

4/08/2017 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds just gave a City Building Inspector, Roberto Uribe, 6 months home confinement and 24 months probation for shaking down a building owner for $300, even the federal judges are getting soft on crime. Judge must have been an Obama appointee.

4/08/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

return all of the money! the judge will throw the book at "BBB"-10 yeras?
APRIL 28, 2017.....

4/08/2017 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's talk about corrupt judges.

4/08/2017 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did CPS ever recover any of the money? That is the question.

4/08/2017 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 years max? Or 3.5 max? What precedent are they going by? She needs a minimum of 10+ for her corrupt efforts.

4/08/2017 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't she supposed to return the millions in ill-gotten gains? Does she have a pension that could be confiscated? This fraud was perpetrated while "on the job".

4/08/2017 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm I bet she gets community service and house arrest for 1 month..

4/08/2017 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>>>> “Barbara wants to help others learn from her mistakes,” defense attorney Michael Scudder wrote... <<<<<

ROTFLMAO!! Yeah, like, here's not to get caught -- Don't mention your love of Casinos in your f-king emails to suppliers. Or how much you're on the hook for in college tuitions for your family. The thing is that those aren't exactly Business items, well, unless you ARE involved in the Casino industry.

Now granted, the odds of getting a good education in today's Chicago Public Schools is a 'Crap Shoot' at best but it's not the same thing, so referencing your personal gambling 'hobby' will raise a red flag for even the dumbest Inspector General. And for sure it will pique the interest of your local U.S. Attorney's office.

Anyway, nice try 'Bab's' but the criminal friendly Holder & Lynch are gone. So you better pack your bags for a seven year 'vacation'. But pack light -- the Feds furnish all the Orange Jumpsuits you'll need.

4/08/2017 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great idea, when she gets out in 3.5 years lets put her back in the schools where she can use her unique talents of stealing money from people back to use. What next, lets put a child molester in community service at a day care, a DUI perp into the Miller factory or give a heroin addict community service at pfizer or something.

4/08/2017 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't she pull the same scam in Detroit prior to coming here? Looks like she didn't learn anything from the whole ordeal and probably hasn't suffered any lifestyle changes from all of this. Let the bitch burn.

4/08/2017 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any of "those types" wiff a hypenatedizited last name be nuffin
but trouble. MmmmmmHHmmm

4/08/2017 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I clicked on the link to the article but the Slum-Times doesn't provide a link to write the reporter for this story

4/08/2017 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, if she will rat out sponsor-recruiter Rotten Rahm (and Daley) and it lands them in jail.
But first, while in jail she can start exposing the rest of the CPS playa's corruption, then I'd say 5 years in plenty of time.
She's a bit slow and dim, but quid pro quo is something that only Blago pretends not to comprehend.

4/08/2017 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Difference is she is a female black where as Blago was a male white.

4/08/2017 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only in Chicago/Crook County would we see something this idiotic. A corrupt piece of shit will be sentenced to "community service" to help teach others not to be corrupt pieces of shit? What qualifies her to teach anyone the exact opposite of what she did? What makes them think she won't fall right back into illegally obtaining money through her "community service" position? Let's sentence drug dealers to teaching drug dealers not to sell drugs. Let's sentence murderers to tell shooters not to shoot. If criminals are in charge of teaching others how not to be criminals, everything should work out just fine. Right? Let's send sex offenders to the schools to teach children how to avoid sexual predators. Let's have bank robbers work as security guards in banks. Can't wait to escape this job and city. I need more common sense in my life.

4/08/2017 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her last name now is Turd Tenant.

4/08/2017 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This woman should face both state AND federal crimes and punishments, because the money she took was undeniably both.
Yes, she should be made an example of.
If others do not learn from her msitake, well, they can learn from their own, just like she can.
15 years and NO PAROLE!

4/08/2017 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

President The Donald 's DOJ will forget about CPD and concentrate on CPS.

4/08/2017 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont give shit to these thieves, max sentences will deter fraud a bit. This isnt the stupod ghetto black minds we are dealing with

4/08/2017 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Difference is she is a female black where as Blago was a male white.

4/08/2017 12:38:00 PM

Bingo!

4/08/2017 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other than being a female black, what exactly made her qualified for the position. And I'm not talking about prior positions given to her for the reason cited. What has she achieved? How has she improved anything anywhere? Or did she just fit the demographic needed?

4/08/2017 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Didn't she pull the same scam in Detroit prior to coming here? Looks like she didn't learn anything from the whole ordeal and probably hasn't suffered any lifestyle changes from all of this. Let the bitch burn.
4/08/2017 10:33:00 AM

Rahm doesn't know how to google potential hires?

4/08/2017 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 years is too short. Life sounds better. ♠

4/08/2017 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"her unique expertise at school districts and private consulting companies"
Did her lawyer just say she's an expert at graft?

4/08/2017 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Babs was an arrogant racist conniving thief. She got caught and prosecuted and another hundred got away clean with their stolen money.

4/08/2017 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only if she is willing to split her sentence with rahmmy.

4/09/2017 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


BBB did not even move here after she was hired.She lived full time in Ohio,
and only appeared for photo ops or board meetings.If anyone thinks that bimbo was going to get two and a half million for herself you are stupid.The two hundred and fifty grand she demanded was about right.Everyone had pleaded guilty, I guess a couple of years in the pen is better than a cement overcoat.

4/09/2017 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did CPS get back the money from BBB and her gang of thieves? Ha. CPS is still looking for the $1M stolen by the CPS staffers at Lake View High School a few years go; money which was part of slush fund engineered by Lake View's principal Scott Feaman and included a now deceased(?) computer tech, a Chicago fireman, 2 crooked clerks, and fake vendors (having ex-Lake View students' names).

But, CPS really isn't looking for the money, they closed the case.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/still-more-questions-in-case-of-deceased-cps-worker-who-stole-school-funds/9b20301b-4d94-42d3-80ce-14f5c0002a19

4/09/2017 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its amazing how angelic criminals facing hard time can be. If she said the sky is blue, I'd go outside and check for myself. Same with the media these days.

J.J.

4/09/2017 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lock her up
Want a short sentence , sing like a canary
Where did the money go

4/09/2017 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://abc7chicago.com/news/former-sauk-village-treasurer-gets-36-days-in-jail-for-embezzlement-heroin-possession-/1843768/

4/10/2017 10:20:00 AM  

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