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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Why isn't Moore in jail?

An anonymous comment asked, "If this guy Moore is so bad why isn't he in jail?"

The short answer is that unless the Bush administration designates an individual a national security threat, one has to be tried and convicted before being sent to prison.

Why hasn't Moore been charged with any crimes since becoming an elected official?

This is an excellent question for Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney Northern District of Illinois, Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General and Dick Devine, Cook County State's Attorney.

Devine and Moore are Democratic elected officials in Cook County that run for re-election at the same time. So if Devine antagonized Moore, Devine would have a harder time getting re-elected.

2 Comments:

  • I see that you have been paying attention to Moore's indiscretions for a number of years. He's not necessarily a big fish rather a tiny fish in a big pond. And Madigan & Fitzgerald have much bigger fish to fry in Chicago with the scandals raging there.
    I don't think Moore's as corrupt as he is just plain stupid. You give him too much credit, Carl. Earlier this year the Trib ran an article on how his office paid a lobbyist to fight against a bill that Stroger was paying another lobbyist to support. Another article talks about some kid almost drowning in his pool and yet another more recent article about him spending big bucks on the county's dime to take his staff on a junket to Hawaii!
    Let's face it, the county is a cess-pool with hacks like Moore that aren't real bright but savvy enough to get themselves elected.

    Until taxpayers take a real interest in this wasteful spending and stupidity in county government, we'll get more like Moore. or is less like Moore?

    Speaking of county government...is John Daley gonna get indicted?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:12 AM, September 04, 2005  

  • I agree Moore isn't terribly bright.

    But being not-so-bright and corrupt aren't mutually exclusive.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 7:23 PM, September 04, 2005  

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