Now the whole story regarding George Prado and the Department of Water Management; Many City of Chicago workers knew what was going down in the Department of Water Management in the North District. George drove a nice Mercedes Benz two door sports car and had prime parking right by the fence in the Wabansia yard. (3822 West Wabansia in Chicago) George had a really nice job of driving the compressor truck, a clout job. This was a job so nice, George was one of the best dressed in the department. Several of the workers were on heroin and everyone knew it. The department gave preferential treatment to these workers, they worked in the yard, the dock, or investigator shift. Some of these guys also move furniture and completed personal errands on city time for the bosses. One of the guys sported a huge chrome gun, showed it to everyone, and nothing was done. Anyone who knew the system knew who gave these guys great treatment. Imagine making full engineer's pay with a do nothing job. Maybe someday the investigators will question George Prado and get an answer on how he could be two places at once. This is a case of looking away from the people that were responsible during his employment with the City of Chicago. This is a case of bosses allowing corruption, Heroin deals, and payroll fraud. Same guys that got away with HIred Trucks. It went on for years at work and the old Inspector General knew nothing? George Prado was a dago wannabe, just another guy that knows more than he told. But, these were the guys that were taken care of, Chicago Style.
4 Replies to “City of Chicago Department of Water Management Employee sentenced to eight years”
HEY PAT WHY DID THIS HAPPEN? I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE ON TOP OF ANY THING LIKE THIS.GOING ON RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE. DID YOU CALL THE POLICE?THEY WOULD HAVE TO COME OUT ON A GUN CALL.DRUGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF BY THE SAME POLICE THAT CAME OUT ON A GUN CALL.DONT MAKE IT SOUND LIKE YOU DID YOUR BEST TO TRY AND STOP THIS,THIS WAS WAY ABOVE YOUR CRIME FIGHTING ACT. (Response) Are you the cop that is a foreman’s brother that used to come to wabansia yard to bullshit all the time? Michael’s brother? Tied up real tight in the park on the North side? Near Norwood Park?
They got what they deserved! It was going on for a while and many knew something wasn’t just right but had no idea what was going on.
As George Prado once said “I take care of everybody”. Everyone in a position of power was on his list of Christmas cheer. He did a great job of spreading the wealth. He was a $100,000 truck driver on that compressor of his. Nice work especially when you supplement it with your drug dealing side job. George wasn’t the only one paying up. There were drug addicted hoisting engineers and gambling addicted hoisting engineers that learned the lessons well and made the majority of the overtime back in the good old days.
Ah the good old days when the greased palm good make a completely incompetent operator fairly rich. But look at them now who would trade places with them now.
The only shame in this game was that not everyone that was involved in the pay for OT was brought to justice. We can only pray that time will take care of the rest of them !
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