Thursday, September 24, 2015

Chicago Tribune sues Rahm over use of private email

The use of private email on government business could be, in a way, the counterpart to the 1980s savings and loan scandals. They have very little in common--except the misuse use of private email by public officials is beginning to look pop up everywhere like dandelions in spring.

Just like the S&L lootings did back in the day.

Besides the Hillary Clinton scandal, we have a similar one at the University of Illinois--and another at Rutgers.

Is Rahm Emanuel next?

From ABC 7 Chicago:
The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday over claims he violated open records laws by failing to disclose personal emails and text messages used to conduct official city business.

The complaint, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, asks a judge for an injunction to force the former White House chief of staff to produce documents, as well as having him declared in violation of the Illinois Local Records Act.

The newspaper, which filed a lawsuit over email chains in June, argued that its Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuel's administration have been "met with a pattern of non-compliance, partial compliance, delay and obfuscation," according to the lawsuit.

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