AP Exclusive: Union members appointed after $10,000 donation

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Two members of an elevator installers union were appointed to a new state elevator-safety board about the time their local gave a $10,000 campaign contribution to Gov.
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#7863 Mar 11, 2013
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)

On October 15, 1970, the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 became law. Title IX of the Act is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute (18 U.S.C. 1961-1968), commonly referred to as the "RICO" statute. The purpose of the RICO statute is "the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce." S.Rep. No. 617, 91st Cong., 1st Sess. 76 (1969). However, the statute is sufficiently broad to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce..
Rigged System


#7864 Mar 16, 2013
Even if the "citizens" wanted to they couldn't because the "Godfather" has tainted the Recall process. It shouldn't even be called a Recall. The dems want an ignorant electorate.

Just like there Dog and Pony show with the blago impeachment, the dems knew for a fact that he would be indicted and truth is Godfather madigans wanted to humiliate and destroy blago or anybody else who dissents against them!

So Illinois peeps, lie in your misery that YOU have created. Like sheeps to the slaughter.
Frank Fan

United States

#7865 Mar 16, 2013
Brad, I was at Frank's party and what an event! People from all around the country came to salute his achievement. Even Otis and Schindler took out full page ads congradulating Frank. You need to learn from Frank instead of hating the man. Brad for your own good you need to move on with your life.
Frank Spam


#7867 Mar 18, 2013
Is that the same frank who trampled over members and ignored the standard agreement to get where he is ? In a perfect world frank should be congradulated for extorting his way to the top ala chicago style. Frank has used his positions for his personal vendettas, that is a fact. Everybody else has moved on. But he is still trying to stiffle Free Speech and any ensemblence of democracy, just like his pal obama, those rights are only entitled to democrats.

People need to be reminded that there is no Labor or Management in the elevator industry they are one entity. To wear crime/corruption/extortion as a badge of honor is un American not to mention delusional.
Tortellini Express


#7868 Mar 22, 2013
Everything the union says is a lie/slander on here. That's what criminals do. Man what a racket.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7869 Mar 24, 2013
Brad its over


#7870 Mar 24, 2013
Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.

Ray Davies
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7871 Mar 25, 2013
Brad, the fat lady has sung..... Elvis has left the building..... The Repubicans have stopped hiding ballots..... It's all over... Your a loser, thanks for playing.
Obamas Perversion


#7872 Mar 28, 2013
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Thomas Jefferson
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7875 Apr 6, 2013
He cleaned up Local 2, then the International and now he will clean up every Local too. A true moral crusader.
Morally Corrupt


#7876 Apr 8, 2013
Empowering the companies is what he does. The members do not stand a chance. Which is why non union is gaining ground.
Same old game

United States

#7878 Apr 11, 2013
Frankenstein now has a tally sheet of who's with him and who's against him. What's the over under on how long it takes the new trustees to audit a local that didn't support the little monster.
Same Old Corruption


#7880 Apr 14, 2013
So where is the 29 page declaration ??? If the investigation is gone by democratic leadership where is the 29 page declaration ?

What democrat made this go away ? Obama ? Durbin ? Emanuel ?


#7881 Apr 19, 2013
So where is the 29 page declaration ??? If the investigation is gone by democratic leadership where is the 29 page declaration ?

What democrat made this go away ? Obama ? Durbin ? Emanuel ?

Bolingbrook, IL

#7882 Apr 19, 2013
thanks to loc. 2 we have picked up two more full change overs , i was told that the old drunk terry, aka fallen dodo bird has a maintance co, called flop and drop elevator & boyz co. keep up the good work boyz........funny how things turn ...frank u are still a little beat off...u will never change that 1.... f*ck obama he"s just a dirty white boy....
mr ambassadore

United States

#7884 Apr 27, 2013
Read lil frank bio online quite a lie must have been written by terry the gummer.Frank being a ambassadore might be good for chicago ridge boys.He could be ambassadore to north korea he could look little kim eye to eye one lil mad man to another.He could make bellpepper petey his man servant
Frankly Corrupt


#7885 Apr 29, 2013
Everything that comes out of frank is a lie in one fashion or another.

United States

#7887 Apr 30, 2013
Is a POS end of story
Frank Fan

United States

#7888 May 1, 2013
Obama's people are in touch with Frank and something big is in the making. Frank's tenure as General President may be short only because President Obama recognizes his leadership skills, he will be serving the administration inEurope the next stop will be US Senate in 2016 for Illinois


#7889 May 2, 2013
Just like the letter from DOL. Just like the Sec. of Labor. More lies more deception more extortion more corruption from Frank.

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