I will have a link on this story after it is on the air tonight. I am happy to report Channel 2 News in Chicago is doing more reports on the condition of Fire Hydrants. Make sure you see the 10:00 p.m. News. The story is an ongoing series, I have mentioned on this site before. The Investigative Reporter is Dave Savini. I have harped again and again about the problems with fire hydrants.(Update) click here for video: http://cbs2chicago.com/local/local_story_263215709.html Thank you Channel 2 Chicago. Patrick McDonough.
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THIS IS HUGE NEWS AND COULD AFFECT MAYOR DALEY, VICTOR REYES, PUCILLO, AMBROSIO MEDRANO, GERY CHICO, CITY PROCUREMENT OFFICIALS, MOB GUYS, HDO, Hispanics, corruption in Mexico, his son who got 50 million from Daley after this happened, the City contracting process etc.
Fugitive city contractor arrested in Mexico
By Ray Gibson, Dan Mihalopoulos and Oscar Avila | Tribune staff reporters
Mexican authorities have arrested corrupt City Hall contractor Marco Morales, nearly a year after federal prosecutors in Chicago again indicted the longtime fugitive from U.S. justice, his lawyer said Thursday.
Morales was detained at his girlfriend’s home in the Yucatan Peninsula city of Merida on Wednesday night, his cousin Norma Hoyos Perusquia said in a telephone interview from Merida today.
Jaime Tacher, Morales’ attorney in Mexico City, said Morales called him from Merida and said agents had surrounded the house where he has been living. Tacher said Morales surrendered on his advice.
Morales was transported to Mexico City in a government plane and is being held in a jail there, Tacher said.
A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said he had no information about the arrest. Mexican officials also declined to comment.
Morales’ epic legal saga began more than a decade ago, when he pleaded guilty to bribery and mail fraud. As part of the deal, prosecutors dropped a drug charge against Morales, and he agreed to serve a prison term and testify about bribing a high-ranking official in Mayor Richard Daley’s administration.
But Morales fled to his native Mexico in 1997. Mexican authorities arrested him in 2004 and detained him for nearly a year because the U.S. government sought his extradition.
Morales went free again, however, when his lawyers defeated the extradition request in 2005.
Last October, U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office announced that prosecutors were indicting Morales again for the drug crime.
In interviews with the Tribune in recent years, Morales repeatedly has asserted his reluctance to return to Chicago to serve as a government witness.
Morales alleged that he bribed Anthony Pucillo, a former deputy transportation commissioner in the Daley administration, to win city sewer repair contracts. Pucillo, who has never been charged with a crime and denies wrongdoing, ran a pro-Daley political group of city workers.
(Response) I was hoping people would keep this a secret. Patrick McDonough
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