Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Deep Corruption: Crooked Chicago schools vendor "lay the foundation" for crooked CPS boss

CPS school on the West Side
There is talk of a Deep State in the federal government, that is, anonymous high-level--but not too high--bureaucrats who undermine the people they purportedly serve.

In Chicago there is something similar, Deep Corruption.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Federal prosecutors say that the mastermind of the contracting scandal that ousted Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett helped "lay the foundation" for her to take power so she'd be positioned to steer them lucrative contracts.

Gary Solomon, co-owner of The SUPES Academy, has pleaded guilty in the scheme and in a 65-page memo asked his sentencing judge for a maximum 18 months in prison, punting the blame to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second schools chief.
Byrd used to work for SUPES and prior to that she was in charge of Detroit Public Schools, one of the few school systems in the nation that is worse than CPS.

Heckuva job, Rahm!

This is how government works in corrupt cities like Chicago.

Oh, I believe 18 months is way to light a sentence for Solomon. Fourteen years--which is what disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich received for his crimes--is a fair sentence for taxpayers.

Crooks and potential crooks need to be scared straight.

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