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"alderman berk" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Burke, who denies everything. I've always cooperated in investigations. I will fully cooperate in this one. And I'm confident that I'll be nothing found to be a miss. We'll see. John Seidel covers a federal court for the Chicago Sun Times and is a terrific reporter as Faras, the scripted interactions John and Welcome back. Hasn't that been Law enforcement's go to hasn't that been Law enforcement's instructions to all wired informant since AH tape recording devices, little tiny tape recorders were first taped to the first. Belly your head, but you know, that's that's not their only complaint. Although it gives us a little, I think, peek at how they might cross a jam and former alderman Danny really should come today. You know, a big part of their complaint is actually that they believe that The government. The prosecutors left some information out when they were applying for wiretaps to the chief federal judge in Chicago years ago. Here, they talk about benign conversations. Ah, that they didn't quite say this, but they're basically saying that the feds twisted Alderman Burke works. Well, yeah, but that's everybody's excuse. Blogger. Remember playoff tapes, playoff paid play All the tapes and Zagel was having none of that. That just destroys prosecutions focused attempt to convict so I get that. So. So, Edberg saying what he was taken out of context, or they'd additional tapes or that this is just one big and travel. What are they saying, or we don't really know? They're saying that they left the information out now, 11 thing that they say that they left out was that when Danny police was confronted by the government with his own misdeeds back in 2016 that he actually told them even though he was desperate, he told them that he had never been involved in any criminal activity with all them in Burt. In the many years that they work together. They say prostitutes left out out with what the chief judge. They've also pointed Tio Supreme Court precedents that they say should have been applied here and that had been used to narrow the scope when it comes to this kind of fraud, so they want to have another hearing so that another judge can take a closer look at it. And obviously, their hope is to wipe this out. But is you correct? Please point out this was expected from them. This is exactly what you would if you would take the defense attorney would be doing because this is the foundation of the case against Alderman Burke. And of course they want to try and Pull the rug out from under the bed. That analysis belongs to John Side Alley covers federal courts for the Chicago Sun Times. Do you get the sense? They're just tryingto run the clock out? Slow the game down basically s o that maybe Alderman sleeps the former alderman, I should say. Might develop Oona no significant health problems. Well, you know, I don't know, Perhaps about that last part, but I'm sure you know, like we see this. In other cases where things seem to take a little time. It's already been more than a year since Alderman Burke was Indicted and this is really the first substantive response we've seen from his from his lawyers. And, of course, the pandemic has played a role in that, but a CZ long is the pre trial process plays out. All them in burka lot free and by law. He's a handsome man. So Lee's cut a deal the deferred prosecution agreement that's not out of the ordinary, is it? It's not really, you know, we've stopped, but it's interesting that we saw this in the comment. Bribery case that was filed last month. I mean, you know, I guess it's not You know, something happens all the time. But we do see this where they say Basically, you make a deal with the government. You're gonna behave. You're going to follow these terms and as long as you do that for a set period of time. Criminal charges will be dismissed in another case cases and that's exactly what happened with comment. Comment made a deal a three year deal with the government at the end of three years. Bribery charges are supposed to go away. The difference here is that this one has not been publicly filed way. Adverts lawyers say that this is the case. Uh, the the U. S Attorney's office declined to comment on it yesterday. Uh, we don't really know what the terms are for Mr Police, other than surely they expect him to cooperate. Just clear this up for me. Pardon my ignorance. But when you have a deferred prosecution agreement does that mean there may not be a prosecution or it's just deferred. You know, it's kind of one of the save A lot of times when we see this. We do see a public filing right? We'll be filing of charges tonight actually pleaded not guilty to the bribery charges that were brought against it recently. So in that manner of speaking There's a case blood, but at the end of the day, the prosecution they're going, they're going to dismiss the charges and ultimately not follow through on it. And remind our listeners and me to honestly how did they ensnare so lease first and get him to cooperate allegedly Um, you know, it's kind of a lengthy story, but they they had been following police and they actually had begun taping him back, and I believe it was 2014. Don't forget that he was accused of trying to help send personal benefits to House Speaker Mike Madigan. He was the one who is who was in a meeting taste by developer with House Speaker Madigan back in August, 2014 and according to Burt's lawyers, it was a month after that, that the Fed began listening in on German. So leaves his phone calls. In the end, They say they that he admitted soliciting campaign contributions from a real estate developer. I believe in exchange for official ice from the zoning committee, which all the missile leaflet That was September of 2014. So that's a long time ago. We know so lease was recording all of his interactions with Burke and others. Did. They also tap Burkes phones? I forgot was his his office. His personal phone also tapped. They did, and I was interesting, too, that they came out yesterday They the government, the U. S attorney's office sought permission to tap the phone lines at Chicago City Hall in May of 2017, and during that month, they listened to several. I think it may have even been thousands of phone calls from City Hall. And during that month, they also began tapping Alderman Berk's cell phone. I believe that became one of the turned out to be an incredibly lengthy ah, wiretap of Alderman Burkes phone and again captured thousands of calls there, so they've got a lot of material. Steph OK, and that has to deal with that Burger King at 41st and Pulaski and the old Post office. That's off. Off of Berks phones correct of those allegations. Yes, I believe that the phone calls in the recordings with police. Those were really kind of the foundation of those two schemes. And there's no more Madigan in here. Except for that initial Recording from September of 2014. He's kind of a sidebar to this is former Senator State senators sound of all involved in this or is that I get my many webs. We weave scandals somewhat convoluted once in a while. It's difficult and we try, but no, I don't think we've seen any sign of standard balls. Involved in this case, although it seems he over lasts. Mike Madigan is actually not mentioned in the Burke motions. But he's part of this because dating Maxx actually, August 2014..
"alderman berk" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Inside. Thanks for being with us. I'm Cisco Kodo thirty seven degrees in Chicago land. We're heading up to a high of forty six and the sunshine is going to stick around all day long. We'll tell you about the weekend and your complete AccuWeather forecast. Coming up and another chance for you to win one thousand dollars comes your way at eleven twenty four keyword for cash. Our top local story on NewsRadio WBZ. Mayor Emanuel issued a statement this morning saying alderman Edward Burke, has decided to resign as chairman of the city council's finance committee. The move comes following word yesterday that Burke is facing federal corruption charges. The mayor says Burke agreed to step down because of his affection for the city deep respect for the institution of the city council and the needs of his constituents the federal charges. Have attempted extortion against Burke center on the efforts by a businessman to get permits to remodel one of his fast food restaurants. You may be familiar with that particular establishment. Prosecutors allege alderman Berk tried to shake down the owner of a Burger King at fortieth Polaski when the owner was trying to get remodeling permits and twenty seventeen just outside that Burger King is worth seventeen year old Liqun McDonald was shot and killed by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in two thousand fourteen the stores district manager claimed Chicago police deleted security video for an eighty six minute stretch that happened to include the time McDonnell was shot. Police and prosecutors claimed there had been no tampering with the video burnings foyer NewsRadio on one zero five point nine FM candidates hoping to unseat Burke in the south west sides, fourteenth ward. And also their campaign workers were on the streets yesterday immediately after the charges against him were announced twenty-eight-year-old Tanya Patino was going door to door in the fifty first street. Business district surrounding Burks ward office telling people she stands for change offer him.
"alderman berk" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"I'm Pat Cassidy beautiful day ahead. Weatherwise AccuWeather says mostly sunny and mild how about that are high forty five degrees thirty two now it oh here with a wind chill of twenty four top local story on NewsRadio a federal charges of attempted extortion against longtime Chicago alderman Edberg cetera efforts by a businessman to get permits to remodel one of its fast food restaurants, and chances are you're familiar with that particular location WBZ gums, Bernie to four you. Explain prosecutors allege alderman Berk tried to shake down the owner of a Burger King at fortieth in. Alaska when the owner was trying to get remodeling permission twenty seventeen just outside that Burger King is worth seventeen year old Lequan McDonald was shot and killed by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in twenty fourteen stores district manager claims Kaga police deleted security video for an eighty six minute stretch that happened to include the time McDonnell was shot beliefs and prosecutors claimed there had been no tampering with the video Bernie foyer NewsRadio on one zero five point nine FM Chicago mayoral candidate in state controller Susanna Mendoza says former ally alderman Edberg should give up his finance committee, chairman shed and even his city council seat as he faces federal corruption charges. Susanna Mendoza acknowledges alderman, Ed Burke, supported her at the start of her political career, and yes, she had a private wedding Burks home before a bigger church ceremony. Yeah. Well, I I was married civilly and Burke who is someone who I will forever admire and respect. She's an amazing woman in our own right? Right. But now a while we had a relationship in the past. He is not supporting my candidacy for mayor. In fact, he endorsed scary Chico for mayor. And I think that should tell you a lot about what our relationship is. Like today railroad candidates whose Adam and doses. The guest on our issue program this weekend, and you can hear more for thought Sunday at nine thirty AM and nine thirty pm Craig Delamore NewsRadio. One one zero five point nine FM hoping to unseat Burke, Chicago south west side, fourteenth ward and their campaign workers around on the street yesterday immediately after the charges were announced twenty year old tenure Pacino was going door to door in the fifty first street business district surrounding Burks ward office to tell them she stands for chain. Coffer him.