The Evidence that can indict Mayor Richard Daley Now!

RichardMDaleyethics20012008.pdf Chicago City Workers need to file many different documents to keep in compliance with court orders and decrees. The only way, the press and the public can make determinations regarding an employee is to make FOIA requests. The City of Chicago under Mayor Daley’s Administration has fought for the release of information they consider damaging. I am currently in a lawsuit against Mayor Daley and several of his City of Chicago Departments. I was very upset because much information that could be interpreted by me was “for lawyer’s eyes only”. Tim Novak did a great investigative piece that is adding up many of Mayor Daley’s flights and gifts. Every Chicago Clout fan knows I have suspected fraud and certified the very proof. As a City of Chicago Department of Water Management employee, I must sign ethic statements and try my best to make sure they are done correctly. This must be done once a year. Tim Novak with Steve Warmbir put together the “Hired Truck Scandal” and made journalist history. I have enclosed the smoking gun that will prove Daley committed fraud and failed to disclose everything he had to, according to the law. These statements are for the record, I had them certified by Chicago about one year ago. They are in my lawsuit. Fran Spielman is closing in on this evidence and looks like a major part of this story. Enjoy the proof. Patrick McDonough ]]>Gifts to Mayor Daley
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March 23, 2009
GIFTS TO DALEYA sampling of the gifts Mayor Daley got between 2005 and 2008, and who gave them, according to gift logs the mayor's office released to the Better Government Association:
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
Then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich — a poinsettia (2008).
Dr. Roger Herrin, a Downstate podiatrist — a chocolate foot (2005-08).
Bill Wrigley, the chewing-gum magnate — a gift pack of gum (2008).
Kenny Construction Co. — a tin of popcorn (2007).
Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) — Frango mints (2007).
Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) — a bottle of wine, fudge and chocolate bars (2007).
Former city Treasurer Judy Rice — bottle of whiskey (2006).
Chicagoland Plumbing Council executive director Robert E. Ryan Sr. — four steaks (2006).
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas — panic button (2006).
Ald. Billy Ocasio (26th) — basket of Puerto Rican products (2006).
John Harris, former Blagojevich chief of staff who previously served as Daley's budget director — a tin of cookies (2005).
George Bay, of Bay's English Muffins — English muffins (2005).
OTHER GIFTS
John Meister, president, Chicago Machine lacrosse team — a Chicago Machine baseball cap and lacrosse stick (2008).
Saul Caisman, president, British American Business Council of Chicago — a Chicago flag cake, for Daley's 66th birthday (2008).
Lucille Falco of Darien — a videotape of the "What's My Line'' episode featuring the mayor's late father, Mayor Richard J. Daley (2008).
Scott Swanson, Charter One Bank president — a "Lunar New Year'' rat statue (2008).
Restaurateur Billy Dec — Rockit Bar and Grill jacket and cap (2007).
Patrick O'Connell of Minooka — a Chicago flag that was flown in Baghdad (2007).
Various gifts from Daley's trip to Italy (2007).
Key West Mayor Morgan McPherson — a box of seashells (2006).
Marie Manna — record titled "Recordings of Mayor Richard J. Daley" (2006).
Tiffany Watkins of Westcott Elementary School — handcrafted framed birthday card (2006).
Carol A. Lee of Linacare Cosmetherapy Inc. — moisturizing cream, on Daley's 64th birthday (2006).
Various gifts from Daley's trips to China, Greece, London and Jordan (2006).
Robert Grant, head of FBI's Chicago office — commemorative coin (2006).
Claudia Dunne, widow of former Cook County Board President George Dunne — one of George Dunne's ties (2006).
Blagojevich — basket of Illinois products and statue of White Sox legend Minnie Minoso (2005).
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and manager Ozzie Guillen — a World Series baseball signed by Reinsdorf and Guillen (2005).
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka and Sun-Times sportswriter Rick Telander — their book, In Life, First You Kick Ass (2005).
Daley's office casts doubt on travel report
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March 4, 2009
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
Mayor Daley and his wife, Maggie, traveled to Singapore in September 2006, aboard a $31 million jet owned by a non-profit company under investigation by the IRS and Congress, City Hall acknowledged Wednesday.
But the mayor's office denied a CBS News report that the Daleys took 58 flights over a five-year period ending in 2007 courtesy of Educap, a multibillion dollar student loan charity under the microscope for allegedly abusing its tax-exempt status because of the high interest it charges on charitable student loans and the perks it provides to its CEO.
The Educap jet, reportedly sold after the IRS launched its investigation, was also used to transport CIA Director Leon Panetta, former FBI Director William Sessions, former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) and convicted former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), the network said.
On Wednesday, mayoral press secretary Jacquelyn Heard pored over travel records and found that Daley had flown commercial on numerous dates when CBS had him flying on the Educap jet. She found only one trip where the Daleys actually flew on the non-profit's dime.
It happened Sept. 15 through Sept. 19 in 2006, when Daley, accompanied by his wife, flew to Singapore to attend a World Bank conference.
"They're claiming it was 10 trips with different legs. We've gone through the mayor's official schedules and compared it to the list of trips laid out in the news report. Out of all these trips, this was the only one we were able to find when he was on their plane," Heard said.
Daley has piled up frequent-flier miles in recent years as he seeks to promote business, tourism, the Sisters Cities program and, more recently, Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
But Heard said, "As a rule, the mayor travels commercial. Which is not to say he's never flown on a private plane. But that's certainly the exception and not the rule."
A mayoral confidante, who asked to remain anonymous, acknowledged that the Daleys have traveled with Educap chairman and CEO Catherine Reynolds and her husband, Wayne, calling them, "big Washington players in the social and political world."
But the source said, "My gut is, if he did it one or two trips with those people, it would be a lot."
Wayne Reynolds serves as chairman and CEO of the Academy of Achievement, an organization that unites current and future world leaders for a weekend of seminars that once employed the mayor's wife.
In 2006, Maggie Daley reported earning $100,000 from the Academy of Achievement to sift through applications from Truman, Rhodes and Fulbright scholars and identify worthy students.
In fiscal 2007, Maggie Daley was listed as the Academy of Achievement's second-highest paid contract employee at $90,000. She no longer works there, Heard said.
Five years ago, the Academy of Achievement's annual summit was held in Chicago. Daley has been a guest speaker and a periodic attendee.
In July 2007, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Daley had taken 67 out-of-town trips since January 2004 — nearly half of them entirely or partly funded by Chicago taxpayers.
At the time, the mayor's office said it did not maintain records on trips "not funded by the city."

10 Replies to “The Evidence that can indict Mayor Richard Daley Now!”

  1. Pat, why have other mayors gone down for getting a friend an suv or for sending sex texts to a girlfriend, but this mayor, who has robbed us blind along with his son, his nephew, his brothers and nothing is happening. It is a stain and a disgrace on Patrick Fitzgerald. I was happy when Fitzgerald came along because the poor are being pummeled robbed and pillaged by this mayor. But Fitzgerald has not done a damn thing. Granted, it may be hard to get Daley if his underlings don’t flip over. But now the way he is hiding the papers that David Hoffman supeanaed regarding his nephews crimes with the pension funds, and he hid his son out of state( and I still think he found a way around criminal prosecution by doing this, I hope I’m wrong) and now Educap! I think and hope that they will finally get him. This man ruined our city and sold out our families to draw in the rich young kids from out of state. The meter fiasco, urgggggggggggh! FITZGERALD WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What scares a person is that Durbin wrote a letter recommending Fitzgerald stay in place and Obama has not uttered a word that he is going to keep Fitzgerald. And Fitzgerald as it is seem like he don’t care. WTF!!!!!

  2. I still don’t believe anything is going to happen. I remain hopefully that this arrogant crime spree will now come to a crashing end! GET RID OF DALEY! SOMEONE WITH RECOGNITION HAD BETTER HAVE SOME BALLS AND FINALLY STEP UP! Read how the same players names always show up in these crooked schemes. REZKO, DAVIS, DALEY, VANECKO, DALEY, OBAMA,OBAMAS LAW FIRM, THE SAME NAMES CONSTANTLY. I bet there are at least 7 deals Patrick Daley is involved in with the city that he hid. My gut tells me that Oscar D’Angelo may have paid the kid of Daley off massively from those Ohare commissions he earned over a million dollars on for doing nothing!!!!!!!! He got a million bucs of our money for helping Maggie Daleys friends setup a book store. That was a gift given to Oscar so that he can pay someone else the money. When the press found out about that amount and started grilling Daley about it back in the early 2000’s, that’s when Daley got chest pains and went to North Western Hospital for a week. There’s dirt there for sure and Daley was so worried it would be found out that it nearly gave him a heart attack!
    :::Daley kin lawyer up
    CONTRACT PROBE | Son, nephew hire criminal defense attorney

    March 27, 2009

    BY TIM NOVAK AND FRAN SPIELMAN Staff Reporters

    Mayor Daley’s son and nephew have hired a criminal defense attorney to represent them in the ongoing investigation of their investment in a sewer-cleaning company that won millions of dollars in no-bid contract extensions from City Hall.

    Charles Sklarsky, a former federal prosecutor now with the law firm of Jenner & Block, confirmed Thursday he is representing Patrick Daley and his cousin Robert Vanecko.
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    Charles Sklarsky, a former federal prosecutor now at the law firm of Jenner & Block, confirmed Thursday that he represents Patrick Daley, left, and his cousin Robert Vanecko.
    (Tom Cruze/Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times)

    Sklarsky wouldn’t discuss the investigation, which the city’s inspector general and federal authorities began in December 2007.

    That was days after the Chicago Sun-Times disclosed that Daley’s son and nephew had held a hidden ownership stake in Municipal Sewer Services and that the company saw its city business — inspecting and cleaning sewers — soar during the time they were owners.

    Patrick Daley and Vanecko invested $65,000 in the company in 2003, but Municipal didn’t disclose their interest on documents it filed with City Hall. At the time, a city ordinance required such disclosure by city contractors. Daley and Vanecko have said they cashed out in late 2004. That was as the Hired Truck scandal prompted reforms at City Hall.

    Patrick Daley then enlisted in the Army, and Vanecko started a pension investment company with Allison S. Davis. One of the mayor’s top allies in the African-American community, Davis once ran a small law firm where Barack Obama worked for years.

    Vanecko and Davis’ company, DV Urban Realty Partners, is also under investigation by city Inspector General David Hoffman, who wants to know why five city pension funds hired the company to invest $68 million.

    Davis and Vanecko have said they plan to use the money for real estate projects in neglected city neighborhoods — including those surrounding Washington Park, a focal point of the mayor’s plans for the 2016 Olympics.

    Hoffman recently issued subpoenas to three city pension funds for records involving DV Urban Realty. One of those funds, the Chicago police pension fund, is refusing to comply with Hoffman’s subpoena. Hoffman doesn’t have the authority to subpoena records from the pension fund, its attorney David Kugler said Thursday.

    Vanecko and Davis are guaranteed $3 million in fees for managing the pension fund investments under a deal that runs through Dec. 31, 2014. Among the real estate deals in which they have invested so far, they have bought an apartment building at 1212 S. Michigan and loaned $1 million to help restaurateur Matthew O’Malley redevelop the former Chicago Defender building.

    Separately, a federal grand jury has subpoenaed records from the state housing authority for all records involving its dealings with Davis. The authority has financed several low-income housing projects for Davis, including some involving Tony Rezko, the convicted influence peddler and onetime key adviser to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Rezko and Davis were longtime business partners.

  3. Well Pat I guess you will find out soon when your Ethic Form is FOI. We will see if you put you extra income down for this website and other secondary jobs you have. Think you can hide that, think again. Some of your associates will face the same. What good for the goose is good for you as well.
    (Response) All income from this site is given to charity.

  4. Daley kin lawyer up
    CONTRACT PROBE | Son, nephew hire criminal defense attorney
    March 27, 2009

    BY TIM NOVAK AND FRAN SPIELMAN Staff Reporters
    Mayor Daley’s son and nephew have hired a criminal defense attorney to represent them in the ongoing investigation of their investment in a sewer-cleaning company that won millions of dollars in no-bid contract extensions from City Hall.

    Charles Sklarsky, a former federal prosecutor now with the law firm of Jenner & Block, confirmed Thursday he is representing Patrick Daley and his cousin Robert Vanecko.

    Sklarsky wouldn’t discuss the investigation, which the city’s inspector general and federal authorities began in December 2007.

    That was days after the Chicago Sun-Times disclosed that Daley’s son and nephew had held a hidden ownership stake in Municipal Sewer Services and that the company saw its city business — inspecting and cleaning sewers — soar during the time they were owners.

    Patrick Daley and Vanecko invested $65,000 in the company in 2003, but Municipal didn’t disclose their interest on documents it filed with City Hall. At the time, a city ordinance required such disclosure by city contractors. Daley and Vanecko have said they cashed out in late 2004. That was as the Hired Truck scandal prompted reforms at City Hall.

    Patrick Daley then enlisted in the Army, and Vanecko started a pension investment company with Allison S. Davis. One of the mayor’s top allies in the African-American community, Davis once ran a small law firm where Barack Obama worked for years.

    Vanecko and Davis’ company, DV Urban Realty Partners, is also under investigation by city Inspector General David Hoffman, who wants to know why five city pension funds hired the company to invest $68 million.

    Davis and Vanecko have said they plan to use the money for real estate projects in neglected city neighborhoods — including those surrounding Washington Park, a focal point of the mayor’s plans for the 2016 Olympics.

    Hoffman recently issued subpoenas to three city pension funds for records involving DV Urban Realty. One of those funds, the Chicago police pension fund, is refusing to comply with Hoffman’s subpoena. Hoffman doesn’t have the authority to subpoena records from the pension fund, its attorney David Kugler said Thursday.

    Vanecko and Davis are guaranteed $3 million in fees for managing the pension fund investments under a deal that runs through Dec. 31, 2014. Among the real estate deals in which they have invested so far, they have bought an apartment building at 1212 S. Michigan and loaned $1 million to help restaurateur Matthew O’Malley redevelop the former Chicago Defender building.

    Separately, a federal grand jury has subpoenaed records from the state housing authority for all records involving its dealings with Davis. The authority has financed several low-income housing projects for Davis, including some involving Tony Rezko, the convicted influence peddler and onetime key adviser to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Rezko and Davis were longtime business partners.

  5. Lets see the indictment. Where’s the beef? Indictments are the only thing that count, next to sentencing dates. When is Daley, or his crooked kid and nephew being sentenced?
    (Response) When they decide on how to deal with the ex-prosecutor in the middle of the mess. I think an ex-fed was bought off, this stinks, Tim Novak gets a gold star on this.

  6. There’s nothing here. Its a half dozen or so of Hizzoner’s ethics statements and a gift log from the mayor’s office. There is not a single hint of anything illegal or corrupt in any of these documents.
    (Response) It is not what is there, it is what is not!

  7. You mean Pat, that there is more that we have not read about yet? And I do believe that Daley has been lobbying hard both legally and illegally to end these investigations which finally sure seem to have heated up now. Daley would for sure bring other people down to save his own skin. I think that when indictments hit, we are all going to be plenty surprised at how and what they are for. You have piqued my interest now with this “bought off ex prosecutor” . We got to win this fight against this crook.

  8. Just found your site. Fat chance of daMare being indicted for anything hs’s done when the Trib is whacking Blagojevich and the UofI..far more inportant tagets than daMare’s:
    1. Parking meter scheme – who got paid off?
    2. Olympics pledge…If the Republicans are yelling at Obama for breaking his campaign pledges how come daMare get’s a pass?
    3. Travel
    4. His wife’s income (if Patti was fair game, Maggie has taken at least two to four times as much for doing less work)
    5. His nephew
    6. His son even after he fled to the protection of the Army – the sewer scandle broke (by the sun times) in March 2009 – any follow up?
    7. Add your own here – my favorite is that when he did three terms as State’s attorney yet knew/knows nothing about Det. Burge’s torture and the innocent men convicted on his watch as State’s attorney.
    As you can tell I am bit angry; but not at the citizens who keep re-electing this guy, nor the State pols, or even the Feds, but our Guardians of Virtue, self described “watchdogs” the Tribune and the Sun Times.
    Even John Kass who pretends NOT to suck up to daMare and his associates, In today’s article whaming the UofI he has one aside on Daley “if they can’t pass the Bar on the first or second try, they’re qualified to become Mayor.”
    We all know Daley passed the Bar on his third try – and nobody knows how.
    And of course nobody asks how he did at DePaul and DePaul law school after Providence College.

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