Skip to comments.Ethics Board Fines Obama Campaign Manager $90K for Uber Lobbying
Posted on 02/16/2017 1:22:24 PM PST by PBRCat
The man who managed former President Barack Obamas campaign has been slapped with a $90,000 fine for using Mayor Rahm Emanuels private email account to lobby the mayor on behalf of ride-sharing giant Uber without registering as a lobbyist.
Newly-appointed Chicago Board of Ethics Chairman Attorney William Conlon said the fine assessed against David Plouffe is the largest ever by the Chicago Board of Ethics.
It represents $1,000 for every one of the 90 days that Plouffe failed to registered as a lobbyist after his November 2015 email to Emanuel on the mayors personal account.
Registration of lobbyists is important. Its a disciplined process that requires someone to identify themselves as a lobbyist, name the clients theyre working for and those organizations they anticipate lobbying. It gives these people access to the decision makers who can affect legislative or administrative processes that other people dont have, Conlon said Thursday.
The Board of Ethics is committed to enforcing lobbying regulations. Where there are violations, we will take action. Its open government. Its sunshine. Its the ability to understand what contacts people looking for legislative or administrative action have to government officials who may be involved in those activities.
Plouffe no longer works for Uber, whose investors include the mayors brother, Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel.
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And you better enjoy reading it once in a local affiliate.
So his fine for illegally Lobbying Rahm Emanuel is to pay Rahm Emanuels city $90,000?
It’s the Chicago way....
$90K? Did he use $100s, $50s or $20s to pay the ‘fine’?
The delta of Pleeb vs. ‘fine’ is out the ying-yang; ‘elites’ get a slap on the wrist.
Brings a smile.
Speaking of Obama campaign managers -
What's Obama campaign finance chairwoman (and Secretary of Commerce) Penny Pritzker, whose Chicago Family-owned Superior Bank FAILED in 2001 from its innovative adventures in Subprime ACORN Farming moving on to?
Big deal...this will NEVER get any news or get paid.
Not everything that happens in Chicago is Breaking news.
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