John Christopher, FBI, John Christopher Ben discussed on Reveal

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Got you dead to right on financial fraud with your loan application, and I found in my career that people. Are very curious. They want know one information you have about them what evidence and also mentioned to him. I know you just gotta jail. You had a couple of kids may we can help each other. They arrange to meet at a Pizza Hut. I mean, if you wanna know a mob up guy take a picture John Christopher built like a bull about five. Ten stocky wearing a member's only jacket toxin Dem's and does and just just a funny guy. I laid out my case against him. I'm fellow talion. You can just listen to me talk. They start meeting regularly and one day during ways meanings. He goes, oh, are you interested in politicians said, absolutely? What do you have on politicians little? I know at the time that John Christopher Ben bribing and paying off and every new with aldermen and various city officials. John Christopher turned out to be a bribing machine. He told the FBI about bribing Bill. Henry the north Llandough alderman and other Chicago alderman and city inspectors keeping bribing public officials his whole adult life. The FBI knew about John Christopher's mob connections and criminal past. Plus, he's what the mob would call a stand up guy. He went to prison once and didn't give anyone up and a guy like him actually talking to the FBI and telling them about his legal activity was incredibly rare. So it occurred to the FBI that he would be the perfect mole. John Christopher was the kind of guy you'd never suspect of working with the FBI. But it also come out of prison feeling like the mob hadn't taken good care of his family while he was away. And so Jon Christopher agreed to wear a wire to cooperate with the FBI to strap tape-recorded to his body and go looking for dirty politicians to bribe the FBI called it operation silver shovel like the thirty pieces of silver Judah, Scott for betraying Jesus like. The bulldozers at John Christopher's dump? Sure. You don't hear what you're hearing are secret recordings? John Christopher made while working for the FBI. I just sue the FBI to get them in this one. It's January nineteen ninety-five and John Christopher is sitting down to lunch with the Chicago alderman there at a west side soul food restaurant called edna's. That's alderman Percy Giles ordering the short ribs. He's really hard to hear in this tape. Because the tape recorder is across the table from him hidden somewhere on John Christopher's body. Shoot saw hot dog that was burnt was in polish sizes. Give me a hard link burns. John Christopher tells the alderman that he has a construction firm small work company in here will cute real small and John Christopher explains that he wants a contract for a shopping center being built in Percy Giles as ward won't work competitive number. Any offers Percy Giles ten thousand dollars to guarantee that he gets it Order from..

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