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Manager sentenced to 10 years for enslaving black employee

The Breakfast Club

01:18 min | 1 year ago

Manager sentenced to 10 years for enslaving black employee

"Supporters are absent I right now a restaurant manager has gotten ten years in prison for beating and torturing a black employee John Christopher Smith he was suffering in silence for years in South Carolina the restaurant manager physically abused him forced him to work more than one hundred hours a week without pay the manager is that people at which is fifty four years old he was sentenced to ten years this week you have to also pay back restitution of about two hundred and seventy thousand dollars he pleaded guilty to one count of forced labor for coercing Smith to what extent extensive hours with no pay the manager was white use violence use threats intimidated him and the employees black and he actually would beat him with a belt him with passing hands it burned him Smith did have intellectual disability okay doesn't ask her any was afraid that he would lose lose his job at one point he was burned down his bare neck would have tons to make him actually work faster though he didn't have any family or anybody that he could go to to actually help him out and that's why this manager was able to get away with as for so long now what happened why is it's twenty fourteen a frequent customer notice the scars on his body when he was putting down food and call the thirties in those the thirties did remove Smith from the restaurant and now the big deal is about forty years old so this is modern day in

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"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Working for the United States government. Yeah. That's right. How did that happen? All right. So it all started with this investigation into a Bank failure, this local Bank in Chicago went belly up in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and an FBI special agent named Tony Dangelo started looking at the bad loans. The Bank had made he was an expert in white collar crime, and organized crime. And he discovered that the biggest bad loan. This Bank had made had gone to one man. John Christopher Mr. Christopher had a couple of trucking companies some other businesses, and he had borrowed. I can't remember the exact amount. But I believe the total deficit that the Bank was in the millions two point five million. That's what John Christopher would later saying court through these companies, he borrowed money and was not paying the loans back on time. And they had to be ultimately be written off. Tony Dangelo looked up. John Christopher in the FBI's database and learned that he had a prison record and mob ties so Dangelo calls, John Christopher thinking, he can help the FBI bossed the higher ups at the Bank. So I told them I was, you know, I looked at your dealings with cosmopolitan Bank. I've got you dead to right on financial fraud with your loan application, and I found in my career. People are very curious. They wanna know what information you have about them, what evidence now also mentioned to him. I know you just gotta jail. You got a couple of kids. Maybe we can help each other. They arrange to meet at a Pizza Hut. I mean, if you wanna know a mob 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 Italian. You can just listen to me talk. They start meeting regularly and.

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"john christopher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Payment on tape. So a few days after that first one John Christopher and Percy Giles meet at at does again. And this time John Christopher brings the money with him the first of two Caymans of five thousand dollars each. Sober. You. Don't work. He says to Percy Giles. Here's the five thousand it's all there and Giles takes the money. Won't show up and put in your pocket. The FBI had recruited John Christopher to catch the kind of crooked politicians who let him dump in north Lauderdale John Christopher found many of them willing, but others less. So here's a tape. He made of a conversation with an Illinois lawmaker named Ray free s. No. Up right now. Also, I mean this. Range. Like this before over has a legislative John Christopher tries to put him at ease. He basically says all politicians take money. Thank you. That's right. Politicians figure. They don't think. Find the right roof. Operation silver, shovel lasted for three and a half years. Although it started with public corruption. It eventually brought in to include things that had nothing to do with politicians. Let alone the north. Lonzo dumps John Christopher helped FBI catch people laundering old mob cash. The even folded in a drug bust along the way..

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"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"United States government. Yeah. That's right. How did that happen? All right. So it all started with this investigation into a Bank failure this local Bank in Chicago went belly up in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and an FBI special agent named Tony Angelo started looking at the bad loans. The Bank had made he was an expert in white collar crime organized crime, and he discovered that the biggest bad loan. This Bank had made had gone to one man, John Christopher Mr. Christopher had a couple of trucking companies some other businesses and he had borrowed. I can't remember the exact amount. But I believe the total deficit of the Bank was in the millions two point five million. That's what John Christopher would later saying court through these companies. He borrowed money and was not paying the loans back on time. And they had to be ultimately be written off. Tony Dangelo looked up. John Christopher in the FBI's database and learned that he had a prison record. And mob ties. So Dangelo calls. John Christopher thinking he can help the FBI boss the higher ups at the Bank. So I told him who I was I looked at your dealings with cosmopolitan Bank. I've 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 to know what information you have about them. What evidence Nelson mentioned to him? I know you just gotta jail. You got 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 mobbed up guy take a picture of John Christopher built like a bowl about five. Ten stocky wearing a member's only jacket toxin dams and does and just a just a funny guy. I laid out my case against him. Fellow italian. You can just listen to me talk. They start meeting regularly and one.

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"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Tape recorder 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? On what you're hearing are secret recordings. John Christopher made while working for the FBI. I do 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 aldermen. 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. You know, what I seen since saw hot dog that we birth was at a publicize your mate. Wait, wait. Wait, john. Christopher tells the alderman that he has a construction firm small work. Real small and John Christopher explains that he wants a contract for a shopping center being built in Percy Giles's ward, escalating, work number. Okay. Any offers Percy Giles ten thousand dollars to guarantee that he gets it. Tunc dolls and you're going to go. What's going to happen here? Basically. I love her to be given. Okay. Commitment of trying to get some workers that what we're saying here. Okay. You know what I'm saying? John Christopher.

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"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"So that's it. Then I mean in the story they're just stuck with this mountain. Well, no, not exactly this is where the story takes a really crazy turn what happened to John Christopher after John Christopher disappeared. Henry Henderson who is now the city's environmental Commissioner reached out to one other federal agency that he thought could help in the situation because he had a personal connection at the US Justice department skirts, a an old friend, and he was first assistant at the time Henderson called on Scott Lazar. First assistant US attorney in the northern district of Illinois. In other words, Lazar was one of the federal government's top criminal prosecutors in Chicago. So Henry Henderson talks to Scott Lazar saying, you know, we're having real hard time. And we think that this is a larger criminal endeavor here, and we really need some help. But Henderson says his old. Friend dismissed him telling him this was a municipal waste problem. I asked Scott Lazar about this conversation. We knew about illegal dumping going on very wild. Probably couldn't tell that. Christopher was working undercover. At the time. This was a sacred undercover investigation. And so we're going to and so I had to rebuff off him. Wait. Hold on, Robin. Do you mean? Yeah. John Christopher was working undercover. For the FBI ways. John Christopher who started this illegal dump is actually working for.

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"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:38 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"June of nineteen ninety about a month after receiving her letters the city finally sent an inspector to check out the dumb by then it was already taller than you are I as the inspector put it more than six feet tall. Henry Henderson was a lawyer for the city who specialized in environmental issues. People who were working as inspectors in the city called me up and said, we've got this huge amount of material building up in this particular side. So we got in a cars and went out to visit. And it was this was this gigantic gigantic issue. Henry Henderson had learned the John Christopher the guy. Ms Woodson saw in the limo was actually running the dumps. So he called Christopher into his office for a meeting was that the first time that you had met with him. Yes. What did he look like how did he speak? What what impression did he leave on new? He's a very very large person. He had one of these incredibly colorful sweaters on well, like a dad's water kinda like that. Yeah. And I was struck by the fact that it looked like he had his nails done going into this meeting Henderson thought that he could demand that John Christopher stop. And that he would. But John Christopher had permits that he'd gone from the city to operate a rock crusher. A giant machine that pulverizes concrete into gravel which can then be sold back to construction companies to use in their building projects that was his story about what he was doing is particularly aiming at this is construction debris that can be recycled, and I want crush it and the material has value. So I'm recycler and beautify claim is to what what is actively about John Christopher was not going to stop dumping in north Mondale and every day the prairie wind would blow through the piles of debris and cover north Lonsdale. In a layer of thick grey dust when the dust will fly you had gloss on your lip gloss will be full of dirt. I mean, you could taste it on your lips in your mouth. This is Michelle Ashford in one thousand nine hundred. She was nineteen years old. It will be just a big cushion win. You have the closure as cover your mouth or whatever. Because once we experienced that. We knew. Become the win. We will cover up for when going mouse. Michelle's mother Rita Ashford says the dump me the neighborhoods prostitution problems worse. The guys they could come and pull up on the side Dopp. And that's where they did their business just to be clear the dump had gotten so big that it cast the side street next to it into darkness with the prostitutes being able to go back there really like high, and they will be down. Yeah. Turning dates and everything right there on the street, the dump had become a magnet. That's actually a term in environmental circles. It was a magnet in that it had attracted other illegal and unsavory stuff and the rats girl if one. Hundred one one people were fighting. They were getting their homes. I mean, some of the houses on our block. Everybody was dental with rats. But worse than the rats the dump was affecting people's health. Several of massage fridge grandchildren had severe asthma. And some of them is Woodson's elderly neighbors relied on oxygen tanks. The dust from the dumps was making it harder for.

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"john christopher" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on KCRW

"Like a bowl about five. Ten stocky wearing a member's only jacket toxin Damson and does and just just a funny guy. I laid out my case against him. I'm fellow Italian. You can just listen to me talk. They start meeting regularly and one day during ways meetings. He goes, oh, are you interested in politicians? Absolutely. What do you have on politicians? Well, little I know at the time that John Christopher Ben bribing and paying off and doing whatever you do with aldermen and various city officials. John Christopher turned out to be a bribing machine. He told the FBI about bribing Bill. Henry the northbound alderman and other Chicago aldermen and city inspectors keeping bribing public officials his whole adult life. The FBI knew about John Christopher's mob connections and criminal past. Plus is what the mob would call a standup guy. He went to prison once and didn't give anyone up a guy like him actually talking to the FBI and telling them about his legal activity was incredibly rare. So what occurred to the FBI that he would be the perfect mall? 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 a tape recorder 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?.

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"john christopher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"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. What you're hearing are secret recordings. John Christopher made while working for the FBI. I do the FBI to get them in this one. It's January nineteen ninety-five. John Christopher is sitting down to lunch with a Chicago alderman. There are a west side soul food restaurant called edna's, Chevron. 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. You don't want to seem saw hot dog that we birth was at a polish size. Heart went. John Christopher tells the alderman that he has a construction firm small work. Wolke real small and John Christopher explains that he wants a contract for a shopping center being built in Percy Giles's ward. I want to ask you they work with number. Okay. And he offers Percy Giles ten thousand dollars to guarantee that he gets it. Tunstall's and you're gonna go what's going to happen here? Basically. I love to be given. Okay. Trying to get some workers that what we're saying here. You know what I'm saying? John Christopher needs to get the payment on.

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"john christopher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The United States government. Yeah. That's right. How did that happen? All right. So it all started with this investigation into a Bank failure this local Bank in Chicago. Went belly up in nineteen Ninety-one and FBI special agent named Tony diangelo started looking at the bad loans. The Bank had made he was an expert in white collar crime and organized crime. And he discovered that the biggest bad loan Bank had made had gone to one man, John Christopher Mr. Christopher had a couple of trucking companies some other businesses and he had borrowed. I can't remember these act amount. But I believe the total deficit the Bank was in the millions to five million. That's what John Christopher would later. Same court through these companies. He borrowed money and was not paying the loans back on time. And they had to be ultimately be written off. Tony Dangelo looked up. John Christopher in the FBI's database and learned they had a prison record and mob ties. So Dangelo calls. John Christopher thinking he can help the FBI bossed the higher ups at the Bank. So I told him I was I looked at your dealings with cosmopolitan Bank. I've got you dead to right on financial fraud with your loan application, and I found in my career. The people are very curious. They wanna know one information you have about them, whatever. Now 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 mobbed 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 to just. A funny guy. I laid out my case against him. Fellow italian. You can just listen to me talk. They start meeting regularly and.

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"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

"The cleanup continued through the spring of nineteen Ninety-six one by one dump trucks filed onto the lot and backed up to the mountain bulldozers began slowly chipping away at the tightly packed mass of concrete and dirt filling up truck after truck after truck residents like Gladys Woodson who'd watched in those early days as John Christopher set up shop now watch the process slowly rewind goon because I'm saying, wow. Now, we is gone. It's going to be gone. Can you tell us what that was like? Dusty Bodas with the trucks coming in to get the stuff. But at least they spray the street down, which Chris John never did never did eight years after John Christopher I showed up north Lonsdale. The cleanup was over. And it was all like a puff of smoke and everything changed miss here. Rita Ashford's, daughters sharia, and Michelle visited he just was then one day going rolling all my loan. They will be rolling all night long. Get it out of that once broke, and when you looked up the pow went from, you know, the kids used to run up and then on top it went from being up. That's it. It's just like a horse cone suburban what happened to this vacant lot in the end twenty acres located right there in the city. It must have been pretty coveted piece of real estate. Oh, yeah. It was basically like a blank canvas just waiting for the right kind of development. The kind the could build community ties or bring jobs and money back into the neighborhood. And. Especially after the embarrassment of operation, silver shovel. This lot offered a chance for then. Mayor Richard Daley's so-called renaissance to finally touchdown in north London. Not to offload on wanted trash, but to build something new. But like so many other opportunities in this story. This one was also squandered there have been several attempts to build on this lot over the past twenty years. But so far, none have been successful. And the law is still empty today. And for many of the north Lonzo residents. I spoke to a prime piece of real estate this big that sat empty for this long indicates a larger problem, a kind of neglect and abandonment that began long before John Christopher brought the first truckloads of debris to the lot and has continued long after what I want to say is like I can't believe that this happened in an American city, but the truth is. Can. What an incredible and frustrating story. Robyn, thank you so much for bringing it to us. Thanks for having me. Al. Oh, what a dish. Been over here. Twenty twenty six years. A lot of memories one day not too long ago. Daiki nichols. Took a walk in the lot with a mountain used to loon the home to the evil. Rabbit terrorize neighborhood kids Daiki was in high school in the cleanup started. We was protective of it down. That was going to does what we'd be Dickey left to go away to college out of state. And when he came back the hills and the mountain had disappeared. Heels going so going back to me being a kid and they took out hills away. But me grow into the man, I am now really appreciate with at note is gorgeous flaws. What a Houston leg before me. But it's still a vacant lot and the big picture problems greed and indifference that created the mountain are keeping the lot empty today. Thanks to Robin. Aim for bringing us today story and the rest of the crew of USA today's the city Wilson Sayer Jenny Qassiss Sam Greenspan, Ben Austin mad dog, and my friend Amy pop the city's executive producer is Liz Nelson. You can find the city

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"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

"I mean, there are agencies that are responsible for cleaning up stuff like that. That's not our business. What about that? I mean, couldn't the EPA be brought in to help clean up the dump in theory. But the EPA looked at the situation and said, you know, there's no hazardous waste here. This is a municipal waste problem. It's not our job to clean this up. And so really the city was left holding the Bill here, of course, the city had already sued John, Christopher and one. But instead of forcing him to clean it up. He had just cleared. Bankruptcy and had affectively disappeared and the FBI in giving John Christopher cover while he was an informant for them made. This problem worse for all the people who had been fighting him. We they said about him being a mall does something that we never even tested on one of my visits north Lonsdale Rita, and Michelle Ashford told me that they were shocked to suddenly learn that the man that they'd been fighting for six years was working for the F B I say this why we couldn't get any help. This going to get any help with him. They knew all this was going on all alone before we even begin to fight for in the reason why we couldn't get any Justice point anything because it was all the government. And they knew it from the very beginning. We've just figured that John Christopher had that concrete pal there. He was making money off of it. And that's the purpose of it. What's civil Chauvel? That was my first thing what is civil shovel. And they said, oh, you did dumpsite as the Chris John John Christopher Gladys Woodson the block club president and north Mondale told me that she and her neighbors were collateral damage. They'd been used they were never able to get traction fighting John Christopher, and now they could see why he had the have begging, you know, 'cause people that we will contacting seem to you know, was pushing it on the not answering forever. One in north Lonsdale whose children had been hurt whose property had been damaged whose neighborhood had been disrespected. This was a huge breach of trust this people that don't have asthma attack. The people that own own oxygen machines that we have few people to move out of the neighborhood just moved because they could no longer stand the dust and stuff the news about operation, silver, shovel seem to confirm what they'd been saying for years about the government's neglect of their neighborhood because this face the fact they wouldn't have put that up in the white community. Not at all..

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"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

"The F B I had recruited John Christopher to catch the kind of crooked politicians who let him dump in north Lauderdale John Christopher found many of them willing, but others less. So here's a tape. He made of a conversation with an Illinois lawmaker named Ray free s. Shoot up. Tentative right now. Also this. I never made any kind of rain like this before over has legislator. John Christopher tries to put him at ease. He basically says all politicians take money. Thank you. Life's just that's right. We can't make money politicians when you think they get elected. They don't think one. You just got to find the right roof. Operation silver, shovel lasted for three and a half years. Although it started with public eruption. It eventually brought in to include things that had nothing to do with politicians. Let alone the north Lonsdale. Dumps John Christopher helped the F B I catch people laundering old mob cash. They even folded in a drug bust along the way. And so in January nineteen ninety six it was finally time for the feds to stage what they called the takedown. We sit a kind of a command post special agent. Jim Davis was in charge from the command post, we issued a execute order. We told them all to go to same time. And then we just waited for results more than one hundred federal agents fanned out across the city. The command post was in the federal building downtown. Jim Davis was stationed there with four or five other agents to help man the phones and manage the teams in the field teams that wrote doing search warrants, but the most focus was on the actual interview teams guys going out interviewing subjects the agents. Interrogated more than forty targets, including seven Chicago alderman, three officials from.

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"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

"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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"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

02:46 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on Reveal

"So I'm recycler, and I'm gonna beautify that was his claim as to what what is actively whereabout. John Christopher was not going to stop dumping in north Mondale and every day the prairie wind would blow through the piles of debris and cover north Lonsdale in a layer of thick grey dust when the dust will fly you had a look gloves on it. You're live gloss will be full of dirt. I mean, you could taste it on your lips in your mouth. This is Michelle Ashford in nineteen ninety. She was nineteen years old. It will be just a big cushion win. We will have the closure as cover your mouth or whatever. Because once we experienced it. We knew. Oh, become to win. We will cover up full when going on mouth. Mill city did Michelle's mother Rita Ashford says the dump may the neighborhoods prostitution problems worse. The guys they could come and pull up on the side of the dump. And that's where they did their business at just to be clear, the dump had gotten so big that it cast the side street next to it into darkness with the prostitutes being able to go back there, really like high, and it will be down turning dates and everything right there on the street, the dump had become a magnet. That's actually a term in environmental circles. It was a magnet in that it had attracted other illegal and unsavory stuff and the rats girl, if it wasn't the hundred grand sent one one and people were fighting rents they were getting their homes. I mean, some of the vinyl houses on block. Everybody was dealing with the rent. But worse than the rats the dump was affecting people's health. Several of MS Ashford's grandchildren had severe asthma and some of his Woodson's elderly neighbors relied on oxygen tanks, the dust from the dumps was making it harder for them to breathe some Woodson and her neighbors decided to confront the dumper group of us. We won't boated talk to John Christopher and we asked him, you know, could he'd stop whatever he was doing over there. He told us he could do whatever he please. And we told him. We'll okay, we'll go to court. And he said if you do go to court, a when I leave I'm leave everything just like it is now he was very arrogant. So how did you feel after that confrontation? Let's get him. Let's go to court. And so they did with Henry Henderson's help the city sued John Christopher in June. Of nineteen ninety..

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"john christopher" Discussed on Accused

Accused

05:00 min | 2 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on Accused

"If you're a fan of this podcast, we have another one you might wanna check out for the past three years. Journalist, Robin Aamer has been reporting on an illegal six-storey construction debris down that appeared in a predominantly black Chicago neighborhood in the early nineteen nineties. Her new podcast is called the city from USA today. I'm wondering it uncovers how a Chicago gangster named John Christopher, worked his connections to the mob and the FBI to literally bury a neighborhood in trash and how in doing so he exposed Chicago's ugliest divides over the course of ten episodes. You'll hear how the dump change the neighborhood of north Lonsdale and how the residents fought back. You're about to hear a preview of the city in which you'll hear from the Chicago residents who first encountered the illegal dump. You also hear from John Christopher himself, the mysterious man who arrived in a limo and forever change this neighborhood. It's a story. You have to hear to believe you can subscribe to the city for free on apple podcasts or wherever else you listen, and you can follow the city on Facebook and Twitter at the city pod also be sure to visit the city podcasts dot com to learn more about the story and to explore nineteen ninety two north Lonsdale and the dumps in an exclusive augmented reality experience. There's this vacant lot on the west side of Chicago. It's about a half dozen miles from Chicago's downtown what we call the loop. And this lot is huge. This lot looks to me like it's about a full city block. It gets it's a big. It's a big live. That's Gladys, Woodson and Jacqueline. Rodney who lived nearby and it's now it's pretty overgrown like there's full sized trees. There's like freyre grass. So what did it look like when it was when he was operating? Amiss. It will miss. I this the best I can say for it. I, I started visiting this lot which is in a neighborhood called north Lonsdale. After hearing a story about something that happened here, if I he hit oh, big, eighteen wheelers, mine up, you know, I just thought, well, hey, somebody just parking truck to nip to a guy, say, MS Woodson, come down, look at this. Do you know somebody's dumping over. I've been reporting in Chicago for more than a decade. And I reported all kinds of stories about the built environment about secret tunnels hidden underneath the loop and about how your place a train bridge. While the train is still running. I've also reported on housing discrimination and predatory lending so stories about all of the remarkable stuff that gets bills in Chicago, but also about how it gets built and about all of the foul and crooked things that people will do when they think nobody's looking. And so the story of what happened on the slot. The story I want to tell you stunned me despite everything I already knew about Chicago about how corrupt and ruthless. It can be about how stark the divisions are between black and white, rich and poor between the people who hoard power and the people who will fight for their fair share. Anytime you see anybody drive over a vacant lot in a limo, you know is no good. This story is about a giant illegal, dump six stories high. It was huge mountains, concrete garbage built from the broken pieces of a city in the midst of a so-called renaissance thought that downtown city hall would do right by the people. You know, I didn't think they'd care less about us and built not just by dump trucks and bulldozers. And construction cranes, but also my corruption, apathy and greed. So I said, okay, if a public official came by today and said, you know, I need five hundred dollars. What would you do any reached into his back pocket? And he pulled out five one hundred dollar bills. The man who built this dump, had deep ties to Chicago's criminal underworld. He looked at the honor of the restaurant. He goes, if you don't pay your milk money, you're going to get a pineapple through the window. He profited at the neighborhood's expense. At this fucking tape. Table. I made a lot of money over and before he was done, the FBI would be protecting him. I'm Robin Aamer and this is the city. A new podcast from USA today subscribe now on apple podcasts or wherever you listen.

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United Airlines sends German shepherd headed to Japan instead of Missouri, in second dog blunder this week

24 Hour News

02:13 min | 3 years ago

United Airlines sends German shepherd headed to Japan instead of Missouri, in second dog blunder this week

"The second time this week united airlines is making headlines and not in a good way united now apologizing for up which sent ergo a german shepherd to japan instead of kansas city cbs is kris van cleave reports from chicago cbs news travel editor peter greenburg says passengers should be aware of airline policies when travelling with pets if the airline either misplace places your dog or cat or injuries it or kills it your compensation is roughly the equivalent of a loss bag meantime the death of puppy coquito on a united airlines flight is being investigated as a possible criminal offense by district attorney in texas the dog died after a united airlines flight attendant forced the family to put the dog in its cage in the overhead bin south carolina's governor under fire for comments about yesterday's national student walkout in solidarity with victims of parkland florida cbs news correspondent jim krasula has more republicans south carolina governor henry mcmaster says wednesday school walkout was nothing more than a political stunt using quote innocent students this is a tricky move i believe by a leftwing group from information i've seen to use these children as a tool to further their own mcmaster who refused to name the alleged leftwing group called the action by students nationwide quote shameful jim chris cillizza bs news w w j news time is now eleven fortythree a man who wants claim that he helped bury the remains of missing alabama girl well in aruba has died after police say he was stabbed during a foiled kidnapping in florida thirty two year old john christopher ludwig tried to kidnap a woman yesterday as she exited her driveway in northport police said she fought back and ludwig was stabbed in the struggle he ran but officers found him in a wooded area and died at hospital ludwig was a friend of jordan van der sloot the prime suspect in the two thousand five kidnapping of natalie holloway anderson is in prison now for an unrelated murder wwe news time is now eleven forty four have a dj's weekend box office is open we'll take the ninth caller at two four eight three five six five zero seven eight to win a pair of tickets to see school of rock coming to the fisher theatre april tenth through the.

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"john christopher" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"He seemed to be determined to drive a wedge between her and her family which was part of his emo when these guys infiltrate your life part of their goal is to separate you from the people that you love the care about you he basically did the her what a guy like charles manson does to his followers when he took him to death valley are jim jones did when he took his uh his disciples to guyana isolation is the goal isolation keep you untethered from reality keep you untethered from from people who love you know you lease saw people's vulnerabilities and and exploited them ruthlessly sao dirty is john how is john christopher gotfrid is not prone to hyperbole he compared charles manson and jim jones so it's impossible to explain right here how evil this guy is in fact offered called him were most haunting subjects he's covered in his two decades on the crime beat he told a story yesterday which illustrates that a story about how dirty john terrorized a woman that he once dated after she would not move a large amount of money from her account into his account he begins terrorising your steals our passport begins stocking her begins sending her photos of the exterior of her house to let her know she's being launched also photos of the interior of the house to let her know that he's able to get inside he also sends to her family naked photos that he once begged her to send to him is technique all along is mining for data coaxing information and sensitive information at a people so that he can weapon eyes of later that was his emo this woman went to the laguna beach police uh they they did a search warrant of this little storage unit that he kept in the desert in cathedral city and they're they found cyanide they found zip ties and they found a gun the speculation is he was planning to kill this woman after taking your money good dude i mean heinous is due defines evil this is a truly scary scary dude one of the worst dudes ever and more than one law enforcement official told golfer that they had never ever come across anybody quite like dirty john in their entire careers especially in the way that he.

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"john christopher" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"john christopher" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"He seemed to be determined to drive a wedge between her and her family which was part of his emo when these guys infiltrate your life part of their goal is to separate you from the people that you love the care about you he basically did the her what a guy like charles manson does to his followers when he took him to death valley are jim jones did when he took his uh his disciples to guyana isolation is the goal isolation keep you untethered from reality keep you untethered from from people who love you know you lease saab people's vulnerabilities and and exploited them ruthlessly sowed dirty is john how dirty is john christopher gotfrid is not prone to hyperbole he compared him to charles manson and jim jones so it's impossible to explain right here how evil this guy is in fact gotfrid call them one of most haunting subjects he's covered in his two decades on the crime beat he told a story yesterday which illustrates that a story about how dirty john terrorized a woman that he wants dated after she would not move a large amount of money from her account india his account he begins terrorising your steals our passport begins stocking her begins sending her photos of the exterior ever house to let her know she's being launched also photos of the interior of the house to let her know that he's able to get inside he also sends to her family naked photos that he once begged her to send to him is technique all along is mining for day ada coaxing information and sensitive information at a people so that he can weaponized later that was his emo this woman went to the laguna beach police uh they aided a search warrant of this little storage unit that he kept in the desert in cathedral city and they're they found cyanide they found zip ties and they found a gun the speculation is he was planning to kill this woman after taking your money good dude i mean heinous is due defines evil this is a truly scary scary dude one of the worst dudes ever and more than one law enforcement official told golfer that they had never ever come across anybody quite like dirty john in their entire careers especially in the way that he.

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