Operation Open Gate Valve Department of Water Management Theft Ring

For decades, many City of Chicago Department of Water Management employees has been stealing everything that wasn’t nailed down. The 11th Ward mafia and Daley crime family protected the muggers and continued to place these people in positions in trust. Laborers involved always were disrespectful to trades of a higher rank. One position to clean house was the Laborer foreman. The job paid well on the side. Contractors with a connection to high ranking union goons and private plumbing companies made trips to the 39th and Iron street supply depot. Many other private contractors stopped by supply yards to load up on Chicago Taxpayer paid supplies.
The Chicago Inspector General was made aware of this many years ago and several times since. A single 8-inch water main valve is over $3500.00 dollars. Slip a few in the back of a truck after work or in the wee hours of the morning and you’re driving a nice car. The problem is sharing it with the bosses at the Jardine Plant. For years, private contractors were videotaped while Chicago Laborers used City high lifts, cranes, and big wheel forklifts to load the loot. Most of these thefts have no City inventory withdraw slips. Some of the pipe and fittings were given to private contractors that had a value of tens of thousands of dollars and then the private contractors charge the Department of Water Management as if they purchase the ductile iron and cast-iron parts. It is a massive scam.
If you are wondering how all this can go on, I will explain. The Department of Water Management has private contractors that determine the inventory levels with computer systems. The highly paid consultants look the other way as truckloads of supplies head out the door. The consultants also know if they rat out the commissioners, their contract will be over. So, they look the other way. During emergency water main breaks farmed out to private companies, the theft doubles as emergency provisions.
For twenty years complaints have been made about the scrap pipe, lead, and copper. This is a private slush fund the Jardine personnel keeps for themselves. That money goes for private parties, hotel rooms, and Christmas parties.
The Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson has sent his staff of knuckleheads to investigate the pipe yards but the never come up with any evidence. The I.G. has no idea what to look for. The I.G. is so stupid, they are too proud to contact the people making the complaints. The I.G. disappear, and the stealing goes on again. I am certain Joe knows who gave him letters telling him about the scam years ago. The Department of Water Management has done a great job promoting those they want to share the wealth with, they also attempt to punish and ruin the credibility of those that report the crimes.
You will never find this type of theft at the New York Water Department. The thugs are in Chicago.