Mayor: No knowledge of probe on former comptroller

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the former city comptroller who is now indicted in the state of Ohio where he once worked violated the public trust by not informing him or any other city official that he was being questioned about federal corruption charges.

38-year old Amer Ahmad pleaded not guilty to money laundering and bribery charges yesterday in Ohio. The allegations come from his time as deputy treasurer in that state.

Speaking in the South Loop, Emanuel said he knew nothing of the probe around Ahmad prior to his hiring two years ago and added the justice department doesn’t give a heads-up it’s investigating someone.

Ahmad abruptly resigned as Chicago comptroller last month.

The indictment he faces doesn’t charge him with any violations while serving as city comptroller.


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