Bill Barr and President Trump swooped into Chicago today to speak to a gathering of police chiefs.
But right down the road from Trump’s Chicago hotel where POTUS spoke, Bill Barr and federal prosecutors made their first big move in an ongoing Chicago corruption case.
Make no mistake, Barr has his sights set on the entire Chicago Dem machine. He has already charged longtime leaders of the Dem party in Illinois and he is circling like a big great white shark other top Dems.
The corrupt machine has literally run the city into the ground while making billions for those who pay to play. And Bill Barr just revealed he has tapes to prove it.
From The Chicago Tribune:
State Rep. Luis Arroyo, a Chicago Democrat, has been hit with a federal charge alleging he agreed to pay a state senator $2,500 a month in bribes in exchange for the senator’s support on legislation involving video gambling sweepstakes games that would benefit one of Arroyo’s lobbying clients.
The 13-page criminal complaint, made public Monday when Arroyo appeared in U.S. District Court, revealed that the undisclosed state senator whom Arroyo allegedly agreed to pay has been cooperating with the FBI since 2016 when he was confronted with evidence that he had filed false income tax returns.
Arroyo delivered the first of the promised $2,500 checks to the senator at a restaurant in Skokie on Aug. 22 as the state senator secretly recorded the conversation, according to the complaint.
“This is, this is the jackpot,” the complaint quoted Arroyo as telling the senator.
Additional monthly $2,500 payments were expected to be made over the next six to 12 months, federal authorities alleged.
The charge against Arroyo marked the latest in what’s become a sprawling federal public corruption investigation that stretches from Chicago to Springfield. Arroyo is the third elected official to be charged so far in the various probes, joining longtime Chicago Ald. Edward Burke and state Sen. Thomas Cullerton.
Records show the FBI is also investigating state Sen. Martin Sandoval, Cook County Commissioner and McCook Mayor Jeff Tobolski, Lyons Mayor Chris Getty, Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin and officials in the suburbs of Summit and Cicero. None of those officials has been charged.