Make sure you stay tuned as the mangy flea bitten carcases continue to head to jail for corruption in the Hired Truck Scandal. Mr Resa is going to jail because he lied. He is a former Water Department of Water Management employee hired for political reasons. The FEDS have a long way to go to to expose the corruption and clout at the City of Chicago. I am sad to admit, I will help them along soon. Hired Truck Scandal are not over yet. Patrick McDonough.
]]>Perjury gets HDO official 15 months
CITY HIRING | Resa admits he lied to grand jury about getting jobs for volunteers
November 15, 2007
BY STEVE WARMBIR Staff Reporter [email protected]
A high-ranking official of Mayor Daley’s Hispanic Democratic Organization was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for lying to a grand jury when he testified he never tried to get city jobs or promotions for political volunteers.
John Resa, 49, had been given immunity when he testified in October 2006 before a grand jury investigating the political organization. The only way he could have been charged criminally was if he lied — which, in his plea agreement, he admitted he did repeatedly
1 man who was charged will never go to trial because he died after a freak horseback-riding accident.
Resa, who was fired from his city Water Department job this week, was a Southeast Side political coordinator for HDO and a close friend of HDO lieutenant Al Sanchez, the former head of Streets and Sanitation, who is himself under indictment. Resa was a political coordinator who oversaw the political campaign and fund-raising work of up to 70 volunteer workers.
Resa lied to the grand jury when he testified he never gave Sanchez any requests from political volunteers regarding city jobs, according to his plea and people familiar with the matter.
Resa was also featured in a Sun-Times investigation of politically connected workers getting disability pay. He had been off his city job for three years since 2003, even after doctors gave their approval for him to return to work. The city found him a job only after officials became aware of the Sun-Times story on Resa.
On Wednesday, Resa apologized to the judge. His attorney asked U.S. District Judge George Lindberg not to put him behind bars, noting that Resa cares for an elderly father suffering dementia, and also that he has three children.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Manish Shah argued for prison time, saying Resa has never shown genuine remorse and that his lies undermined the justice system.