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Chicago alderman accused of corruption

A North Side alderman was honored by the White House Monday as a pioneer for political reform. Hours later, he was accused of corruption by the city’s watchdog.

Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan has accused Ald. Joe Moore of inappropriate taxpayer-funded payments to two employees he fired from his office.

In one case, he apparently gave money to a former employee, asking her to stay quiet after she complained about political work being done in his ward office in violation of city laws.

Moore has issued a statement denying the charges, saying his career has been guided by two core values: openness and accountability.

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6 Comments to “Chicago alderman accused of corruption”

    anonymous said:
    July 22, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    What a surprise another corrupt politician!!!

    Out of the Frey said:
    July 22, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    I don't believe it, not a Chicago leader. There must be some mistake. Whatever will we do now.
    Oh woe is us………………….

    Wisconsinite said:
    July 22, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    How many of your politicians are in jail right now ?

    DC123 said:
    July 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Get rid of all of them!! Wanna protest? There is something to protest!!

    joe said:
    July 23, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Triple the staff at the U.S Attorneys office, that's the only thing they fear, and some don't even fear that.

    Daryl said:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Doesn't the alderman have a name? What kind of kindergarten journalism is this?

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