Mayor Daley's Department of Building in Hot Water
The Chicago Department of Building needs more professional city employees/whistleblowers to come forward and help clean up this mess. There is a major problem with gambling by the leadership. This habit compromises the integrity of the department. Read more below, much more to come. Patrick McDonough.
Former Chicago city inspector sentenced to 3 months in prison for accepting bribe Tribune staff report February 12, 2008 CHICAGO - A federal judge sentenced a former city inspector Monday to 3 months in prison and 7 months of home confinement but warned that bribery was a serious offense. "I don't want you leaving this room just thinking this was a minor occurrence," U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle told Miguel Diaz, a 10-year city employee who was forced to resign. Diaz has been incarcerated in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago since mid-November, meaning he is expected to be released to home confinement soon. Diaz, who pleaded guilty in October, was among several city employees snared by David Johnson, another city inspector who worked undercover for law enforcement.