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Exclusive: After FBI Raid, Krahl Construction Closes Doors

There are 54 comments on the NBC Chicago story from Jan 8, 2010, titled Exclusive: After FBI Raid, Krahl Construction Closes Doors. In it, NBC Chicago reports that:

Days after being raided by the FBI , a West Side construction company has closed its doors, NBC 5 has learned.

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Tinley Park, IL

#1 Jan 10, 2010
Randy Graham

Denver, CO

#2 Jan 10, 2010
I just lost my job. Give 100% & get the shaft in return! What are you thinking JOHN!!!!! Thanks for nothing. My 11 year old daughter loves you too!
gotharleyfromjoh n

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 11, 2010
At least some of us got a Harley from him before this all came crashing downnnnnn!!!
gotharleyfromjoh n

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 11, 2010
Where was Campbell ,military boy, when all this was taking place??

Westmont, IL

#5 Jan 11, 2010
Good Riddance.
Freedom from all the arrogrance, ignorance, etc.
gotharleyfromjoh n

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 11, 2010
I hope my Harley is safe from the grasp of any property grab by the feds!
Maybe I should go on a roadtrip.Any other Harley recipients want to join me?
Mexico is warm these days.
a lil bitter

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 11, 2010
u guys sound like a bunch of b*tches. collect unemployment and wait for the next job you can get overpaid to stand around with ur thumb's up your A and complain.

Tinley Park, IL

#8 Jan 13, 2010
Thievin thievin thievin
One Eye Open

Midlothian, IL

#10 Jan 13, 2010
It looks like old boy Paderta is going to go to prison. I heard stories about this stuff mostly from Krahl employees who were laid off or fired so I thought they were just disgruntled. Now it looks like they were right on. A thief is a thief isn't that what they say?

Lombard, IL

#11 Jan 13, 2010
just can't believe!

Tinley Park, IL

#12 Jan 13, 2010
Oh boy you were right all along!

Stillwater, MN

#14 Jan 15, 2010
Are you seripus with your response! Some people were hired after being out of work for almost a year, that means you may not qualify for unemployment! Talk about thumb's ups thier A's it seems your lazy mentality of just filing for unemployment is responsible for your lil bitter attitude! You have no idea what this person's actions are doing to over 200 families! Some people are sick and now have no insurance! No cobra when a company closes! Get a hold of your self a lil bitter, you have no idea what you are talking about!
a lil bitter wrote:
u guys sound like a bunch of b*tches. collect unemployment and wait for the next job you can get overpaid to stand around with ur thumb's up your A and complain.
not a janitor

United States

#15 Jan 15, 2010
P Sloan you have some balls.... you are the worst at whatever you do! Janitor or VP of construction. You were a mercy hiring for Krahl and would be still working there if you weren't so stupid.
gotharleyfromjoh n

Chicago, IL

#16 Jan 18, 2010
Too bad P Sloan wasn't there when this all went down,but Paderta was going to lose half his staff if he didn't fire him back when.A bigger a..hole I've never encountered.He could swing an awesome mop in his day though.
My harley is rev'd up and ready to go on that roadtrip.Where's dipshit Danny and lying Richard these days.Kyle ever quit drinking??Maybe he's sober and can join us.What about Rey?Oooopps.....I forgot what he did.Maybe Jeff,if he's not singing to the feds to save his ass!I doubt John is in the mood these days to feel the wind in his face.OH WELL,I wouldn't to spend a minute with any these morons anyway.VVRRRROOOOOM....off I go......got to keep my harley out of site from any fed property grabbers!!!!!! Thanks for the
gotharleyfromjoh n

Chicago, IL

#17 Jan 18, 2010
Maybe I can get that redheaded lady that was over in accounting to join me..........
Her big ass would look good on the back of my ride.
Thanks again for the HARLEY JOHN!!!!!!!!!!

Chicago, IL

#18 Jan 18, 2010
Patrick S wrote:
It's really amazing this idiot Paderta has stayed in business this long, seeing he dosen't have one social skill toward people(scatter brain) and that retarded nephew of his (mike) another A.D.D CANIDATE! I mean really, anyone that really knows THESE TWO would agree they should be Walmart greaters! Good thing REED'S still in business, I guess John didn't steal all their business to get started. Now i gotta get me a nice Harley from Terry.
Hey idiot, you spelled greeters wrong. And I'm assuming you meant Mike is an A.D.D. CANDIDATE? Hopefully your current job doesn't involve knowledge of basic spelling skills, but I'm guessing you are a disgruntled former laborer of Krahl Construction. But if I was a laborer without a shot in hell of advancing to anything higher than a broom pusher, I'd be pretty bitter too.
Colorado Employee

United States

#19 Jan 19, 2010
I know everyone one is bitter and my family is definitely one that has suffered the consequences of the greed of a couple of people. I have to say, though, the actions of a few certainly did not reflect the whole. I have never worked with a greater, more honest group of people than my family in Denver Krahl office.
Yes, we were completely kept in the dark in regard to the implications made toward John and the rest of the staff in Chicago. Hindsight is always 20/20 and I can certainly see what should have been BIG hints as to what was really going on. Maybe we were all naive in thinking that Chicago Krahl was as honest as the Denver group, intent on actually delivering services in a professional manner with integrity and pride. I know that this experience will forever influence my trust and belief in the true motivation of people.
John, we believed in you and thought that we and our famililes were in good hands.
Sub-Contractor for Krahl

Montrose, CO

#20 Jan 20, 2010
You cannot trust in ANYONE these days. I like how the Denver office claims to be an "HONEST" group. My company is one of many who were burned and left hanging out to dry as a result of this Krahl mess, dishonesty, deceit or whatever you want to call it.

Not only did we not get paid for a large project we did for Krahl but we are also out the money we spent for material and labor. Being a small business owner… this has hurt us more then anyone can imagine.

What really bothers me the most and is also the reason why I question the integrity of the Denver office is this…
I will not mention any names but we recently did a project for Krahl in Denver. After completion of the project, our invoice was submitted, more than 30 days pass by and we received nothing. No check. No payment. Nothing. I call my contact at Krahl on December 21st, 2009 asking about the status of our payment. I was told that they (Krahl) just received the check for full payment from the client and that I should be receiving payment within a couple of days. I leave town over the holidays and return on Jan 4th and still no notice of payment. If anyone has done work with Krahl, then you are familiar with the payment process. You receive a fax with a Lien release and photo copy of your check. You need to have the Lien release signed, notorized and brought in to them before you can pick up any type of payment. I return from visiting family on January 4th, 2010 and still no notice of payment, no fax… nothing. I call again and ask about payment but this time I am connected directly to accounting. I am informed by a woman in accounting that they are still waiting for payment. She replies,“um….. we have NOT received payment for that job yet.”

Of course, I am completely confused now??????? Before I left, which was December 21st, 2009… I was told by my contact at Krahl that they received payment. I return on January 4th, 2010 and the woman in accounting tells me that they did not receive payment. A few days later, I hear what happened from another sub (which lost over $150,000) who worked on the same project that Krahl is under criminal investigation and has shut down the business. Sounds like they knew what was about to happen and left us hanging out to dry.

As a result of this… I could not pay my workers, I couldn’t make my mortgage payment this month and I have let a lot of people who trusted in me down. The Denver office claims that they are an “honest group?” Then why is it after all this BS happens, I contact employee’s of Krahl on their personal cell phones just to get advice, answers or just some clue as to what the hell is going on… AND NOT ONE PERSON CALLS ME BACK! Explain that to me.
gotharleyfromjoh n

Chicago, IL

#21 Jan 20, 2010
Sub in Denver,
Sorry about your predicament here.This a story of greed.Hurt the little guy while you amass a personal fortune filled with all the toys one could imagine.
This starts and stops with ONE PERSON who you probably never met.The others(all guilty of dishonesty) followed and were all part of this scheme in their own way.Their benefit was a healthy paycheck from your hard work.
No one in the Denver office stood up to these payment practices for all these reasons.You are left holding the bag for this behavior.My moniker speaks for itself with HIS excessive splurges for the cronies who played along.I'm sure there are a few recipients out in Denver also!!!
gotharleyfromjoh n

Chicago, IL

#22 Jan 20, 2010
An open request to hear from Jason Campbell:
Where was fiduciary duties as COO to all these subs and suppliers.You stood and watched in your pompous, post military straight man act while this all played out!!Did your out of reality salary blind you??You and all the other high and mighty,say nothing, overpaid,sore knee'd ,no stones a..holes never
questioned the ethics and moral compass of HIM.This will be your legacy here in Chicago."I'd prefer not to comment further".......you p...y!!!!!!!!!!

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