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Murder, the Chicago Way

DoctorRoy Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 11:18 AM
When I was laborin' we got the contract to redo the drop ceilings at a federal courthouse. One day the federal judge from the room we doing at the time came in to see how it was going. We just shot the shiite for a while when out of the blue he blurts out " You know I've sent so many people to the penitentiary it would make your head spin". We faked nervous laughter (well maybe not so faked) and asked him " You sure these ceilings are alright boss?" I found out later that his speciality was sending drug offenders to prison. Fast forward about a year later I read in the paper that a local CEO was indicted for embezzling 1.2 million dollars. They listed the judge for the case as the same one we had talked to at the courthouse. I remember
DoctorRoy Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 11:26 AM
telling my wife that this guy is toast. He got the hangin' judge. Well he was found guilty and when I read what the hangin' judge sentenced him to I almost fell out of the chair. Three years probation and he had to make restitution for half a million. I guess someone forgot to tell the judge that he stole 1.2 million-not 500,000. When the judge was asked about the outcry because of such a lenient sentence the judge replied " this poor man and his family had suffered enough and it wouldn't do him or his family any good to send him to prison".
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:06 PM
Which reminds me. Where is Corzine, the former Governor of my State. Millions missing and no condemnation to a man who was shown with Obama's arm around his shoulder, in support of his ambitions. I can go to any local jail and find people behind bars for taking much less money.
The criminals are in charge, it seems.
jsenner Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 4:46 PM
Heck, anyone can misplace a billion now and then. Give Obie's pal Corzine a break. He's a fund raiser, after all. He should be sharing a cell with Madoff.

In 2004, a nephew of Chicago’s then-mayor Richie Daley got into an altercation off of Rush Street, the Windy City’s alcohol-fueled playground for revelers and romancers. Taunts were thrown, obscenities exchanged, and in an instant, a kid from the suburbs, David Koschman, who was just 21 years old at the time, fell backwards, his head making an audible thump as it contacted the street.

Editor's note: This column orginally ran December 6th, 2012.

A friend says that he was unconscious before he hit the ground  

According to witnesses R. J. Vanecko, a current Daley nephew and a former college...