Doing the jobs nobody wants to
- Feb 4, 2012
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Splitting this off the Trump thread. It appears there's speculation that this is about the city's workman's comp lawsuit. The money he has control of is about 100 mil, and it supposedly hasn't had any oversight since it was requested in 2012.
Thursday's federal search warrants also come a few months after a federal lawsuit was filed in Chicago challenging the legality of Burke's control of city workers' compensation and alleging that the South Side alderman commands a dozens-strong patronage army under the cover of his Finance Committee. The suit, filed by several former and injured city employees, claims that Burke falsifies his committee budget, understates his staff size and hides information from the public. According to an amended complaint filed this month, Burke allegedly hires unqualified employees who have "worked as a dog groomer, dog walker, hairstylist, waitress, and other jobs unrelated to the administration of Workers' Compensation."