When Amer Ahmad abruptly resigned as city comptroller about three weeks ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heaped praise on his hand-picked aide for helping him “reform government” in Chicago.
Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad pleaded guilty in Ohio federal court Monday to charges that he steered state business to his financial adviser in exchange for more than $500,000 in kickbacks.The one-time trusted ally of Mayor Emanuel will pay more than $3.2 million in restitution and could face a maximum of 15 years in prison and $500,000 in fines, under conditions of the deal.
Ahmad, who served as Ohio’s deputy treasurer and chief investment official, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery, wire fraud and money laundering. He was hired in Chicago by Mayor Rahm Emanuel after the crimes in Ohio were committed. Mayor Emanuel has said that he knew nothing about the infractions and that nothing criminal was done in Chicago. An audit was done on Ahmad’s work and the results were clear, the mayor’s office has said.
- RAHM WAS OBAMA'S FIRST CHIEF OF STAFF.
- HE WAS FOLLOWED BY BILL DALEY - OF THE CHICAGO MACHINE.
- MICHELLE'S FATHER WAS IN THE MACHINE.
- VALERIE JARRETT WAS IN THE MACHINE.
- OBAMA IS NOT JUST A SOCIALIST; OBAMA IS A CORRUPT SOCIALIST WHO WOULD BE NOTHING TODAY WITHOUT THE MACHINE HE STILL SERVES.
OBAMA IS THE MOST RADICAL AND CORRUPT PRESIDENT N OUR HISTORY.
WE MUST STOP HIM AND THE MACHINE BEFORE THEY WRECK THE NATION THE WAY THEIR IDEOLOGY WRECKED DETROIT AND AS THE MACHINE IS WRECKING CHICAGO.
IT'S 2014 OR NEVER.