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WATCHDOGS: Tally in Illinois grant-fraud probe so far: 13 charged, $16M embezzled
Chicago SunTimes ^ | 9/9/13 | CHRIS FUSCO

Posted on 09/09/2013 4:16:37 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty.

Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama. One is the daughter of his controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Another was chief of staff to Obama’s longtime friend Eric E. Whitaker when Whitaker was Illinois’ public health chief.

In all, prosecutors are alleging a total of $16 million in fraud involving state health or commerce department grants and contracts.

Here’s a brief look at each of the criminal cases that have been filed, which prosecutors built with help from the Chicago offices of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service, as well as from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office’s inspector general:

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: friendsof0; thechicagoway
Rev Wright's daughter is involved in this mess. Goes to show the sh!t doesn't fall far from the bat.
1 posted on 09/09/2013 4:16:37 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Black-on-white graft.


2 posted on 09/09/2013 4:21:04 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The Chicago way.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 5:45:55 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Impala64ssa

Why no photos? No need for colour, black and white will do!!!!


4 posted on 09/09/2013 6:01:26 PM PDT by Forrestfire (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Calvin Coolidge)
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This isn’t even the tip of the iceberg. If there were 130,000 indictments of Donkeys in Chicago and Springfield, they’d really take a bite out of organized crime in IL.
5 posted on 09/09/2013 7:36:19 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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by Forrestfire (Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Calvin Coolidge)

I wish we had Calvin back, he was the best president that no one knows about.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 11:10:18 AM PDT by The Bat Lady (Putin is playing 3-D chess while Obama is playing checkers.)
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