Springfield, IL. (ECWd) –
According to a tweet by Mark Maxwell, WCIA, “Capitol police saw men in suits at the statehouse today. One officer said one of them flashed an FBI credential. Now, per @BenBradleyTV, @WGNNews is reporting that Mike Madigan’s office was served grand jury subpoenas for documents.”
Illinois Policy is also reporting on the subpoena:
“America’s longest-serving politician is at the center of a federal corruption investigation into lobbying, bribery and using ComEd for political patronage jobs.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is implicated in a federal bribery case against Commonwealth Edison, alleging the utility won Madigan’s favor to back legislation by directing $1.3 million in contracts and payments to his associates and letting him name people for jobs, from meter reader on up.
Madigan’s office July 17 received a grand jury subpoena for documents related to the ongoing federal investigation, according to WGN. According to . . . “
Continue reading at this link (here).
Elizabeth GruberPosted at 05:11h, 18 July
I am sure the paper shredders have been working overtime.
Rory SteidlPosted at 09:29h, 18 July
I’ll be surprised if they get him.
Mike HoitPosted at 17:38h, 18 July
What people don’t understand is that when a citizen is accused of a crime we must go to court and prove our innocence, however when a public official is accused of a crime they automatically get the benefit of doubt and a full on investigation sometimes takes place. Two sets of rules in play, and it is not right. He should be arrested and be forced to prove he’s innocent just like anyone one else!
I already see the outcome of this supposed investigation, no charges. Illinois is a corrupt cesspool from top to bottom…
JimPosted at 08:16h, 19 July
“Madigan’s office July 17 received a grand jury subpoena for documents related to the ongoing federal investigation, according to WGN. According to . . . ”
Documents? Are you kidding me? Where there documents when they arrested John Gotti or any other mobster. This man is solely responsible for strapping the saddles on the backs of millions of Illinoisans and they freaking need documents? Ask Blago what kind of documents they presented to the court.
Mike is correct. Two sets of rules.
The fact that Madigan has been in office for all these many years should be reason enough to expel him. Term limits people,,,, Wake Uo!
CindyPosted at 10:41h, 19 July
This is the face of evil. The face that threw all the people of Illinois under the bus while making his backroom deals for self-aggrandizement. This is how really evil things like the mandating of deadly smart meters got shoved through so quickly while the people had no say. Just the tip of a decades-old iceberg. Bring back public hangings for treason and you might see some improvement.
Mike Hoit is right. Why are these lawbreakers not incarcerated now?
Chris BrownPosted at 18:02h, 20 July
There will always be corruption in everything. Madigan is like the Visa card…..he’s the one who keeps things moving. I hate to say that, but it is true and I’m not even a Dem. He is the glue that holds things together and he runs the show. If he is incarcerated ……..ever so slowly things will break down. He’s Irish and knows what he is doing. Just like Papa Daley knew. If he was Mayor now……..there would have been peaceful protests or else. By now it would have been wrapped up the Daley way. This is CHICAGO.
PKPosted at 10:59h, 31 July
Of course the speaker “has no plans to resign.” For goodness sake, there were also no grand jury subpoena plans either. The subpoena is responsive to house membership conduct,. We’d all have been better off without such a compelling response.
Let the investigation be expedited!