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Proviso Probe

Thursday, March 22, 2007

CRIME, U.S. Attorney to announce charges

Capitol Fax Blog (Rich Miller):
US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has scheduled a 2 o’clock press conference for today “to announce new criminal charges in an ongoing public corruption investigation.”

Participants will include: Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Kenneth T. Lag, Inspector-in-Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Chicago; and James Vandenberg, Special Agent-in-Charge of Investigations for the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General in Chicago.


Wasn't the Department of Labor a participant in the raid of the Melrose Park police department?

[UPDATE: It was Al Sanchez of the Hispanic Democratic Organization. See Capitol Fax Blog.]

[UPDATE2: The Hispanic Democratic Organization is associated with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and is not active in Proviso Township as far as I know.]

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  • Hmmmm Carl check your updates this is Chicago related, aw but what the heck might as well throw Melrose in there also.

    Johnsen, Doolin and Nyberg are all fairy tale chasers

    By Anonymous Bill Simmons, at 6:07 PM, March 22, 2007  


    Sambo: The Rise and Despise of the American Jester

    Chris Welch's time in court will come soon.

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 10:15 PM, March 22, 2007  

  • Simmons You forgot about Vito, Serpico, Calderone, and Ryan

    By Anonymous The Fed are goin West, at 11:48 PM, March 22, 2007  

  • The new Proviso HDO is run by Juan Ochoa in Proviso. (Jesse Martinez and company are the top Lieutenants)

    It has a Maywood connection with Alfanza "the frog" McKinnor who fancies himself a "political consultant" Drop by is shop on 9th and Madison. The place is rampant with Latinos.

    By Anonymous MelPark Watcher, at 11:52 PM, March 22, 2007  

  • Ex-209 Board President Welch indicted by feds
    Welch traded jobs at 209 for political work, favors: feds

    June 23, 2007
    BYStaff Reporters
    Winning a janatorial job at 209 or promotion isn't supposed to depend on your politics.

    But federal officials said Thursday that Chris Welch, a top and key leader in Gene Moore's,Ben Mazzullo's,Frank Pasqaule's and Ron Serpico's Democratic Organization, made sure those spoils went to political foot soldiers.

    \If they hadn't worked on a campaign, they were asked to ante up to political piggy banks. Others got jobs, funded by taxpayers, as a reward for taking care of Welch's lawn, shoveling his snow or working on his house, prosecutors alleged.
    This happened while Welch was 209 Board President from 2001 until 2007. He allegedly schemed with others, including Superintendent Stan Fields,Ben Mazzullo,Gene Moore,Frank Pasquale and Ron Serpico--who also were indicted Thursday -- to hand out promotions, jobs, raises or transfers in exchange for political work.

    Charged with falsifying forms
    During Welch's tenure as 209 Board President,Fields approved hiring hundreds of Gene Moore's democratic organization members who got jobs there and in other departments. The new charges allege that Welch,Fields and others falsified rating forms to benefit preferred campaign workers and that he fraudulently signed certifications indicating that jobs were granted on merit -- not political consideration.

    By Anonymous WELCH'S FUTURE HEADLINE, at 6:32 AM, March 23, 2007  

  • MelPark Watcher, can you email me, RadioNyberg circled 'a' yahoo spot com and give me some details.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 9:53 AM, March 23, 2007  

  • There are hispanic janitors(making well over 40K), who don't speak English,working at Proviso schools. The hispanicwoman that is the head registrar at Proviso East is incompetent but we all know that she got her job through Eugene Moore.

    By Anonymous Ms. Jackson, at 12:04 PM, March 28, 2007  

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