Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Feds bust six in Harvey, Illinois--the state's most corrupt town

Blogger in Harvey in 2016
Although the competition is stiff I believe it is safe to call Harvey Illinois' most corrupt town.

From CBS Chicago:
Federal authorities have charged two relatives of Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, two Harvey police officers, and two others in three separate criminal cases on Wednesday, hours after FBI agents raided the Harvey Police Department, and an office at the south suburban city hall.

Federal prosecutors said the defendants include 66-year-old Rommell Kellogg, the mayor’s brother, and 63-year-old Corey Johnson, a cousin of the mayor.

Rommell Kellogg and Corey Johnson both are charged with conspiracy to commit extortion. Prosecutors said the two conspired to extort payments from a strip club owner from 2012 through 2016, threatening the city would shut down the club if they weren’t paid. In exchange for the payments, city officials allegedly allowed the club to operate, "knowing acts of prostitution were occurring onsite."
Also charged were Harvey police officers Derrick Muhammad and Derrick Moore, who both are charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Prosecutors said they falsified a police report to protect two acquaintances – a father and son – from possible gun charges of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
From my post at Da Tech Guy:

Harvey, Illinois’ layoffs to pay for pensions portends nasty future for the rest of state

Related posts:

(Photos) Abandoned homes in the corrupt city of Harvey, Illinois

(Photos) Abandoned homes in the corrupt city of Harvey, Illinois, part two 


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Although the competition is still I believe it is safe to call Harvey Illinois' most corrupt town."

Did you mean "competition is stiff"?

John Ruberry said...

Ooh, yeah. Fixed that. Thanks!