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Posted on 09/03/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT by KeyLargo
Chicago cop was federal mole in corruption cases
BY DAN MIHALOPOULOS, FRANK MAIN AND STEVE WARMBIR
Staff Reporters; firstname.lastname@example.org Last Modified: Sep 3, 2012 12:02PM
Ali Haleem is the self-proclaimed Mayor of 63rd Street, a friendly Chicago cop who offered his expertise to FBI anti-terrorism efforts and worked to build trust between police and the Southwest Sides Arab community.
But for four years, Haleem also used some of the skills he learned as an undercover narcotics officer to act as a confidential informant for federal investigators probing wide-ranging political corruption, according to sources and public records.
Haleem is the unnamed police officer who was the cooperating witness the government mole at the center of the federal investigation that resulted in bribery charges leveled last month against nine people, most of them political workers for former state Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago), the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Haleem, 45, hasnt been charged with any crime but will likely be charged in the future with attempted extortion and firearms-related offenses, according to court records.
Haleem was arrested in July 2008 during what authorities called an investigation of public corruption and gun-trafficking occurring in the Chicago area. He has been cooperating with federal agents since then in hopes of receiving a lighter sentence.
During his years as a federal snitch, Haleem secretly wore a wire to produce much of the evidence authorities cited in charging the nine corruption defendants, including Hendons former campaign treasurer.
Seven are accused of giving illegal kickbacks for government grants.
In a separate case, two men are accused of taking bribes to fix property-tax appeals cases while they worked for Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr., who has not been charged with any wrongdoing.
Ties to Rickey Hendon
(Excerpt) Read more at southtownstar.suntimes.com ...
Ali Haleem, a Chicago Police officer, used his skills as an undercover narcotics officer to serve as an informant for feds in a corruption case.
Looks kind of like the detective in “The Perfect Murder”.
"but will likely be charged in the future"