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Chicago cop was federal ‘mole’ in corruption cases
Chicago Southtown Star ^ | Sep 3, 2012 | DAN MIHALOPOULOS, FRANK MAIN AND STEVE WARMBIR

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; dmihalopoulos@suntimes.com 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 Side’s 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, hasn’t 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 Hendon’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; corrupt; democrats; rickeyhendon

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.

1 posted on 09/03/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Looks kind of like the detective in “The Perfect Murder”.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 2:27:19 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Larry Lucido
This always seems to happen to informants....

"but will likely be charged in the future"

3 posted on 09/03/2012 3:59:22 PM PDT by Orange1998
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