Hired Truck Scandal Keeps Sending them to Prison

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.

12 Replies to “Hired Truck Scandal Keeps Sending them to Prison”

  1. Pat, while I generally enjoy and appreciate your articles, you really must do a spell and grammar check before you post them.

    Because, though I understand what you’re trying to say, you don’t really want to sound like mayor mumbles in the way that you say what you say, do you?

    Not a criticism, but, rather, an observation.

    Because I know you could take the time to polish your posts.

    Please do so.

    (Fair Observation) I have many rough drafts but publish them anyway. Many times I have so much time due to my job and family situation. Thank you for the constructive criticism.

  2. There is no difference between then and now. Water still do not do their job and people are still paying others to get jobs. All that has changed is that you pay a higher price now for them to sit and do nothing.

    (Response) It is going to take time to change the culture of Corruption and Clout in the Department of Water Management. Progress will take a long time because the top brass at Water are used to the old way. They will change or be exposed. Patrick McDonough

  3. Connected City Worker Gets 15 Months In Prison
    John Resa Pleaded Guilty To Lying To Federal Grand Jury
    CHICAGO (AP) ― A worker for the city of Chicago who played a leadership role in a political group that campaigned for Mayor Richard M. Daley has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for lying to federal grand jury.

    John Resa pleaded guilty in August to lying to the grand jury, which was investigating Chicago City Hall corruption. He had been given immunity when he testified in October 2006.

    Resa was coordinator for the Hispanic Democratic Organization, and a friend of Al Sanchez, also a HDO lieutenant and former head of the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

    Sanchez is himself under indictment.

    During his grand jury testimony, Resa said he never gave Sanchez any requests from political volunteers regarding city jobs.

    Resa was fired from his Water Department job earlier this week

  4. November 15, 2007 (CHICAGO) – A worker for the city of Chicago who played a leadership role in a political group that campaigned for Mayor Richard M. Daley has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for lying to federal grand jury.

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    John Resa pleaded guilty in August to lying to the grand jury, which was investigating Chicago City Hall corruption. He had been given immunity when he testified in October 2006.

    Resa was coordinator for the Hispanic Democratic Organization, and a friend of Al Sanchez, also a HDO lieutenant and former head of the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

    Sanchez is himself under indictment.

    During his grand jury testimony, Resa said he never gave Sanchez any requests from political volunteers regarding city jobs.

    Resa was fired from his Water Department job earlier this week.

  5. CHICAGO City worker charged with pocketing funds

    A 13-year Chicago city employee has been charged with official misconduct and theft of government funds for allegedly pocketing $450 through a scam involving city vehicle stickers, Inspector General David Hoffman announced Thursday.

    Bohdan Kukuruza, 60, a payment services representative in City Clerk Miguel del Valle’s office, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in a field office at 5900 S. Cicero Ave. where he worked, Hoffman said.

    He was charged with one count each of official misconduct and theft of government funds, both felonies. His bail was set at $25,000.

    On 10 occasions in June 2006, Kukuruza allegedly accepted payments from motorists for their annual $75 regular city stickers but instead issued them discounted senior-citizen stickers that cost $30. He then pocketed the $45 difference.

  6. Pat I belive you should go to jail also.Belive me folks McDummy is no angel.He and his ex-wife Frank (I love Black women)C******* should share a cell for 30 days in cook county jail.And Pat if I were you I would be looking over my shoulder every day.Its only a matter of time before Tony Sopranos crew get to you.See you in hell you a******!

    (Response) The things I put up with!

  7. Haha,Thats funny Carl,We all post are real names.Do you think we are scared of McNuggett?Pat creates havoc all over the city then cries poor me.Like I said before to you over and over McDoungh Keep your mouth shut and you will benifit from all this.But no,you tag teamed the city with your big mouth sidekick Frank ?.And even he threw you under the bus,because he also is a spotlight addict.Frank even sold out his family for a chance at the spotlight.Both of your days of crying,complaining,taking pictures,lawsuits are numbered.I truly mean it!!!NOW DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE AND SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY!IF YOU WANT TO SPENT THE HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR FAMILIY YOU WILL DO THE RIGHT THING……

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  8. Try cleaning the keys on your keyboard, they must be covered in some sticky substance.

    Either that, or you actually think as disjointed as you type.

  9. Clout Corner
    Inside the halls of power

    November 22, 2007
    Otta da joint I
    John Briatta — a brother-in-law of mayoral brother/Cook County Commissioner John Daley — was due to get out of a federal halfway house Wednesday.

    Briatta, 48, served most of an 18-month prison sentence for taking bribes in the Hired Truck Program.

    A city water department dispatcher, Briatta took at least $5,400 from a company secretly owned by Mick Jones, a close friend and top aide to then-City Clerk Jim Laski, so Jones’ trucks would be hired. Jones and Laski pleaded guilty.

    Tim Novak

    Otta da joint II
    Terrence Dolan, who helped Mayor Daley’s political supporter James Duff run a sham female-owned janitorial company, got out of a federal halfway house Monday.

    Dolan, 56, served most of the 21-month prison sentence he got for helping Duff get more than $100 million in city contracts that were set aside for companies owned by minorities and women. Duff is still behind bars.

    Tim Novak

    Alleged killer awaits trial
    Still no trial date for Tom Tuduj, accused of fatally stabbing his boss, Gary Poter, a politically connected owner of a construction company, over a bad job review.

    Tuduj, 35, has been jailed since May 17, 2006 — the day after the killing. Poter was killed a day after telling Tuduj he was cutting his pay because of poor work, prosecutors say.

    Poter’s company built and remodeled hundreds of low-income housing units in Chicago for developers including: Tony Rezko, the once-powerful political fund-raiser who now awaits trial on corruption and fraud charges; and mayoral ally Allison S. Davis.

    Eric Herman

  10. Let’s
    all be
    Thankfull
    that
    Pat
    and some others
    fight CORRUPTION
    of
    the
    democrat Daley party mafia.

    If we didn’t have this truth , what would our children learn? That to get ahead in life and raise a family, one must be a sick joke of a fraud such as the putrid sissy cowardly vacuous mafia of John and Rich and Mike and on and on.

    Pat, thanks.

    Sincerely, Carl Segvich, 11th ward

    God bless America. “For evil to win (the horrible examples we give our kids as to how to conduct business [integrity]) , all that is necessary is for good folks to shut up and do nothiing.

  11. The insane thing is, most of these schmucks ain’t all that bright, so, why is it that nobody from the city, county or state law enforcement and prosecution agencies seem to be able to catch these guys?

    Except for a few nickel and dime screw-ups, why is it only the occasional federal investigation that bears any rotten fruit?

    Or is it really true that our city, county and state law enforcers, prosecutors and sitting judges are bought and paid for whores?

    Not to mention the bought and paid for whores who make our laws so apparently impotent at defining right from wrong, as we honest citizens know right from wrong to be?

    Or are we doomed to live in a city, county and state not much better than a cesspool?

    Just asking.

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