Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Chicago alderman under investigation by FBI

"We're Getting Things Done,
Willie B. Cochran"
This week former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson (7th) was released from prison, possibly upsetting the balance of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Will another member of the Chicago City Council, the worse legislative body in America, take her place as a guest of the BOP?

Chicago has 50 alderman. All of them are Democrats.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) is under federal investigation in connection with his use of political campaign funds, sources told the Sun-Times.

The Sun-Times reported Oct. 8 that records show Cochran paid himself more than $115,000 from his campaign fund over a three-year span.

Most of those payments were reported by Cochran belatedly — months after he was required to do so by state disclosure laws — in a series of amended campaign disclosure reports.

Illinois law does not prohibit politicians from taking money from their campaign funds for personal use if the payments are "for services actually rendered."
Did Cochran tell the IRS about these payments? Did he pay taxes on them?

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