Chicago Corruption Remains High
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City officials stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from taxpayers, spent workdays viewing porn on the internet and awarded their buddies lucrative public contracts in the latest
Long known as a hotbed of pay-to-play politics infested with clout and patronage, the
Among the highlights are $23 million in no-bid contracts that pose a “significant risk to the city’s emergency preparedness,” a city director who stole more than $250,000 in education funds and an auditor who accepted thousands of dollars in gifts from vendors whose contracts he audited for the city’s compliance department.
The investigation was hampered by “false and misleading responses” and the “debilitating combination” of “endemic finger-pointing, poor or non-existent internal controls and missing paperwork,” the report says. Imagine if more information was readily available during the quarterly probe.
This sort of thing is par for the course for
Earlier this year one of
Judicial Watch has been a frontrunner in probing