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Real Estate Experts Say Prizkerís Toilet Troubles Could Be Criminal
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct. 07, 2018 | Cole Lauterbach

Posted on 10/07/2018 2:37:50 PM PDT by ptsal

Real estate experts say J.B. Pritzker, Democrat candidate for Illinois governor, may have some serious legal problems stemming from a leaked report outlining how he allegedly manipulated Cook County’s tax system to lower his property tax bill.

The leaked report from Cook County’s top watchdog revisits how the Chicago billionaire got tax breaks totaling more than $300,000 by ripping out the toilets and altering other parts of one of his Gold Coast mansions shortly before having it deemed uninhabitable by a private appraiser.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: appraiser; fnjb; illinois; pritzker; toilet
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My guess is the E&O carriers are doing double back flips trying to avoid this mess. The state's appraisal regulator is most likely running for the hills.

[snip] The report by Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard concluded that Pritzker was involved in a scheme that included "obtaining money by means of false representations and, in executing the scheme, the responsible parties caused checks to be issued by the Cook County Treasurer and delivered by U.S. Mail according to the direction thereon."

[snip] Richard Hagar, senior residential appraiser with the Appraisal Institute and an expert witness in a number of appraisal lawsuits, says the report outlines a classic case of fraud.

1 posted on 10/07/2018 2:37:50 PM PDT by ptsal
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I read about this and up until he surreptitiously put a toilet back in, post-appraisal, I’d have argued he did nothing wrong.


2 posted on 10/07/2018 2:40:43 PM PDT by vmpolesov
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love the repeated use of the term leaked in the article


3 posted on 10/07/2018 2:42:06 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Use Comey's Report; Indict Hillary now. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: vmpolesov

The choice is the cost-to-cure versus “uninhabitable.”

Hourly rate plus new fixtures is probably quantifiable.

Someone has a lot of explaining to do.


4 posted on 10/07/2018 2:46:59 PM PDT by ptsal
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To: morphing libertarian

I thought it was a crappy article.


5 posted on 10/07/2018 2:47:18 PM PDT by pas
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To: pas

leave it in the stall someone will read it


6 posted on 10/07/2018 2:49:39 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Use Comey's Report; Indict Hillary now. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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“says the report outlines a classic case of fraud. ..”

It is but also is a drop in the bucket compared to the overall corruption in Chumpcago/ Cook County. Right now it looks like the criminal Prickster will be the next governor.


7 posted on 10/07/2018 2:51:20 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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Typical Chicago Classless Democrat Billionaire Politician. At least Trump puts toilets in his buildings.

FYI, Pritzker owns the Hyatt hotel chain.

8 posted on 10/07/2018 2:54:00 PM PDT by Chgogal (Sessions recused himself for shaking an Ambassador's hand. Shameful!)
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The first IL governor to be jailed before he takes office.


9 posted on 10/07/2018 2:56:17 PM PDT by Oldexpat (C)
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I would suspect pritzker is unflappable.


10 posted on 10/07/2018 3:15:51 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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2banana’s saying:

Conservatives and more than happy to live under than same laws and taxes they want for everyone else.

Liberals/progressives expect to exempted from the same laws and taxes they want for everyone else.


11 posted on 10/07/2018 3:17:46 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: vmpolesov

Lock him up!


12 posted on 10/07/2018 3:17:56 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: Chgogal

Yes, the family owns the Hyatt hotels, which has had its employees (maids and housekeepers) marching the picket lines during a strike. J. B. Pritzker, as a man of the people, claims to love all working people, but says that he is not in a position to negotiate a settlement to the strike.


13 posted on 10/07/2018 3:18:03 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: morphing libertarian

love the repeated use of the term leaked in the article

It does sound like the plumbing contractor had some leaks.


14 posted on 10/07/2018 3:35:37 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (So what!)
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To: Bonemaker

“Right now it looks like the criminal Prickster will be the next governor.”

You owe me a keyboard! It’s had a cofeffe infusion thanks to you descriptor. But isn’t Illinois where most, if not all of your governors end up in the slammer?


15 posted on 10/07/2018 7:47:04 PM PDT by vette6387
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I sent a memo to my staff telling them that I cannot would not approve lodging expense claims from the Hyatt.

Voting with my feet and wallet.


16 posted on 10/07/2018 8:27:56 PM PDT by ptsal
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Bravo!

I have not stated at a Hyatt hotel since the late 1990s. I refuse to support those hypocritical fools with my hard earned money.

17 posted on 10/07/2018 10:10:24 PM PDT by Chgogal (Sessions recused himself for shaking an Ambassador's hand. Shameful!)
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Democrats are LAW-LESS because Republicans are BALL-LESS!!


18 posted on 10/08/2018 3:37:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: vette6387

The last two governors before Rauner are convicted felons. Ryan is out of prison now but Blagojevich still has hard years to go. Before that, Dan Walker and Otto Kerner both did prison time.


19 posted on 10/08/2018 5:32:55 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: PBRCat

The Pritzkers are he stated enemies of Trump.

Thus, we want them to suffer and experience humiliating defeat.


20 posted on 10/08/2018 5:40:27 AM PDT by T-Bone Texan (I posit that there IS something left worth fighting for.)
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