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Significant Activity Report: State of Illinois v Leon Brown

On September 6, 2017, following a one day bench trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, Leon Brown, a former employee of the City of Chicago, was found guilty on all 6 counts, including 2 counts of bribery (720 ILCS 5/33-1(d)(e)) and 4 counts of official misconduct (720 ILCS 5/33-3(b)(d)). State of Illinois … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v Laurance Freed

On August 21, 2017, Laurance Freed, President of Joseph Freed & Associates LLC, was sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a fraud scheme related to a $105 million line of credit secured by city and suburban properties. The fraud scheme also involved the theft of millions of dollars from Freed’s business partner, … [Read More…]

Real Estate Developer Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Banks and the City of Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2017 Real Estate Developer Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Banks and the City of Chicago CHICAGO — A federal judge today sentenced a Chicago real estate developer to three years in prison in connection with a fraud scheme related to a $105 million line of credit … [Read More…]

OIG Follow-Up Report on CDPH Food Establishment Inspection Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Follow-Up Report on CDPH Food Establishment Inspection Audit The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its November 2016 audit of the frequency of food establishment inspections conducted by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Based … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of CDPH Food Establishment Inspection Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its November 2016 audit of the frequency of food establishment inspections conducted by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Based on the Department’s responses, OIG concludes that CDPH has begun implementation of corrective actions related to the audit findings. The … [Read More…]

OIG Second Quarter 2017 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2017 are summarized below: An OIG investigation established that a supervisory Department of Water Management (DWM) employee used a City email account to repeatedly send and receive racist and offensive emails. OIG recommended that DWM discharge the employee and refer the employee for placement on … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Second Quarter 2017 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2017 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its second quarter report for 2017 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from April 1 through June 30, 2017. Also … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Follow-Up of the Opportunities for Civilianization in CFD Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Follow-Up of the Opportunities for Civilianization in CFD Audit The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its January 2016 audit of opportunities for civilianization in the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based on the Department’s response, OIG concludes that … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of the Opportunities for Civilianization in the Chicago Fire Department Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its January 2016 audit of opportunities for civilianization in the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based on the Department’s response, OIG concludes that CFD has partially implemented corrective actions related to the audit findings. The purpose of the January 2016 audit was … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Follow-Up of City Hiring Timeliness Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2017 Contact: Danielle Perry (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Follow-Up of City Hiring Timeliness Audit The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2015 audit of the City’s hiring process. Based on the Department of Human Resources (DHR) and Office of Budget and … [Read More…]