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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

EMM history

Eugene Moore has used EMM as a front to obscure his feeding at the public trough since at least 1997.

On October 23, 1997 billed Proviso Township Senior Services and Provsiso Township $1,500 for consulting on senior services. Moore was a state representative at the time.

Moore wrote two line items on his bill.

1. Meeting with Township Supervisor regarding Day Care Center for residents of Proviso Township.
2. Meeting with Township Trustee's [sic] to discuss Senior Complex for Proviso Township.

Moore submitted two bills for $750, one for June and one for July.

Minutes from meetings indicate Moore attended Proviso Township board meetings in May, July, August and November of 1997.

The motion to hire EMM was in July.

Motion by Bryant seconded by Grace to retain the firm of E&M Consulting [sic] to explore grants and funding for existing and projected projects. Motion carried.

"Approved Claims - Board of Trustees" dated November 3, 1997 indicates EMM & Associates was paid $1,500 for "Services for July & August". It is signed by C. August Taddeo (Township Supervisor), Richard Billik (Clerk), Donald Sloan, Marianne Laskey and Arnie Bryant (trustees).

Joe Cimino, Senior Services Director, has since been convicted of ripping off the same program Moore was billing (Medill News Service (Scott Wentworth)). Read the U.S. Attorney press release upon indictment (pdf).

And here's some info on Constantine August Taddeo.
CONSTANTINE AUGUST TADDEO, Melrose Park: Taddeo, who was licensed in 1957, was disbarred on consent after he was convicted of extortion and of filing a false federal income tax return. He did not declare as income certain money that he had extorted from the village attorney of Melrose Park, when he served as that municipality's mayor. He was sentenced to a 27-month prison term, followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay fines, costs and reimbursement to the government in the amount of $97,799.17.

I would like to make a suggestion to the applicable law enforcement authorities.

Approach Cimino and Taddeo with deals. Tell them you want to get Moore. You anticipate eventually nabbing him for EMM corruption and other things. If Taddeo and Moore don't testify against Moore, you will offer Moore the opportunity to shorten his sentence by testifying against Cimino and Taddeo.

Spending the rest of their lives serving consecutive short-sentences for nickel-dime corruption can't be appealing.


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