Chicago Takes Gold Medal in Olympic-Sized Corruption

Former Alderman Arenda Toutman was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for mail fraud and tax fraud. Troutman is the 30th sitting or former Alderman to be convicted of corruption charges over the past 36 years! Mayor Daley first appointed Troutman to her office in 1990. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is pursuing a corruption case against Alderman Isaac Carothers (29th Ward).

Do you trust our City Council to provide proper oversight and review for the Mayor’s crooked and insider development deals? Our City Council is asleep at the switch and no one is watching the cash register.  Say “NO!” to the Olympics.

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2 responses to “Chicago Takes Gold Medal in Olympic-Sized Corruption

  1. The Tribune reported Troutman as the 27th alderman convicted of wrongdoing since 1972.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-troutman-sentencingfeb18,0,7955576.story

  2. The present alderman of the 20th ward isn’t any better. He’s still lining his pockets with kickbacks from developers. It’ still pay to play in Chicago. That policy will never go away.

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