Skip to comments.Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton indicted
Posted on 08/03/2019 10:01:17 PM PDT by Beave Meister
A federal grand jury indicted Illinois State Sen. Thomas Cullerton this morning on embezzlement charges related to a job with Teamsters Local Union 734. Prosecutors allege he received $275,000 in salary, bonuses, health and pension benefits for little or no work as a union organizer.
The Villa Park senator, 49, worked for the union before assuming office in November 2012. In a statement, Cullertons attorney denied any wrongdoing and suggested Cullerton was the victim of Teamsters boss John Coli.
Coli is cooperating with federal investigators as part of a plea deal in an extortion case related to Cinespace Studios on Chicago's West Side. The announcement has shaken political circles, as Coli and the union were key donors and organizers for prominent elected officials over the years.
As an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army and highly respected public servant, Tom Cullerton is a person who is dedicated to his family, constituents, and all Illinoisans, Cullertons attorney, John Theis, said in an emailed statement. The action by the U.S. Department of Justice has nothing to do with Mr. Cullertons work in the Illinois State Senate but is the result of false claims by disgraced Teamsters boss John Coli in an apparent attempt to avoid penalties for his wrongdoing.
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Don’t see a party affiliation, so he must be a Democrat.
There are no Republicans in northern Illinois government...
He is a Dem
Just goes to show how far unions have fallen - a couple of generations ago this guy would have simply vanished like Hoffa or been croaked like Yablonsky.
Since REpublican wasn’t in front of his name, I ASSUME he’s a DEMOCRAT! Any picture?
Yes, if you don't see party affiliation in the first sentence, its a Dem. If its a Republican, that will be mentioned in the first sentence.
Since the 1970’s, four governors, a former state treasurer, more than 30 Chicago City Council members plus 17 judges, 48 lawyers, 10 deputy sheriffs, 8 court officials and one state legislator have faced the music...
Typical behavior for a psychopathic criminal DIM/LIB politician. Nothing new. Move along.
“Prosecutors allege he received $275,000 in salary, bonuses, health and pension benefits for little or no work as a union organizer. “
Isn’t that determination up to the people who employed him?
Not when he’s creating laws that benefit them.
State Senator in Illinois...probably a democrat.
Party affiliation not mentioned in the first paragraph...most likely a democrat.
Make work job for the Transfers...fer DAMNED sure a democrat.
“Prosecutors allege he received $275,000 in salary, bonuses, health and pension benefits for little or no work as a union organizer.”
I didn’t know there was a law against receiving salary and benefits for doing “little or no work” ... maybe it’s an Illinois law, because half the people i used to work with would be in prison if there was such a law in Colorado ...
Isn’t “little or no work” the very definition of a union organizer duties?
“Isnt little or no work the very definition of a union organizer duties?”
good point ...
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