Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chicago FOP 7 sues Jon Burge's attorneys claiming fraudulent billing for over $150,000.00


The union representing Chicago police officers has sued a group of attorneys who represented disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge, alleging that the lawyers fraudulently billed the union for nearly $150,000 for legal services that went unperformed.

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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

IT GIVES YOU ENERGY!!!!

I Voted For Obama said...

Got to love these attorneys. Obama is an attorney also.

I Voted For Obama said...

Got to love these attorneys. Obama is an attorney also.

Anonymous said...

Bill Gamboney is a straight up guy. Defended a couple Police officers that got fucked up by Anita for political reasons and did an awesome job winning their acquittal. This is Just Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Good, I'm a Member and I want my share of it back, even if its just a Quarter, tired of bein ripped-off by everyone......

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Former FOP attorney Need Ham is repping Bella? Hasn't he done appeals for FOP. Did he ever get $200k for one? Thank you Mike Shields for calling out the bullshit. Fuck these ripoff artists!

Anonymous said...

Tommy (Daley clout) Needham was launched by FOP for suing Chicago Police. Needham = People's Law Office.

Anonymous said...

You gotta love Shields for going after these clowns

Anonymous said...

I hear Needham is suing Chicago cops in Federal Court for punitives. Is this true? If it is, fuck him!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe that Tom Needham is suing cops, but if he is fuck him

Anonymous said...

19-Paul

Anonymous said...

File charges on the scum bag lawyers for fraud.

Anonymous said...

So Shields is protecting the members & Needham is protecting guys that steal from cops - who's the joke now?

Anonymous said...

Heard that the I-T-A-L-I-A-N Bella and another I-T-A-L-I-A-N are in deep shit! Hey greg maybe your buddy can help you make supersod?

Anonymous said...

And Greg Bella paid him how much???

Anonymous said...

un-fucking-fucking believable, as SCC would say. Glad someone has the stones to look out for us. Lawyers. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

When are the Sergeant's going after all the money that was stolen from them?

And he lost said...

TRAITORS,THIEVES AND PARASITES


LOCAL# 666

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Anonymous said...

BURGE FOR MAYOR, AS SOON AS HE GETS OUT OF THE JOINT...

Anonymous said...

is the long time treasurer next on the chopping block???

Anonymous said...

At the minimum Donahue fell asleep at the wheel when he was FOP President. How is it possible for Donahue to work for the FOP when a member of his group allegedly committed a theft costing members $140,000 dollars?

Anonymous said...

Do we need laws and lawyers? we have the 10 commandments anything else is a scam.

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken the WHOLE Borad of Directors have to vote on these expenditures & not just one bpard member!! So this is a NON Story

Anonymous said...

to "un-fucking-fucking believable, as SCC would say. Glad someone has the stones to look out for us. Lawyers. Go figure. "

Actually SCC wouldn't say anything positive for Mike Shields. Actually he won't acknowledge him by name since shields won. But now that greg bella's involved in this mess I would like to know what SCC has to say now since he was pulling for Bella's team to win? (

Oh Needham under People's law has providing help for lawsuits against cops for awhile. Finally someone at fop has put 2+2 together and got wise to needham's bullshit. And needham has the balls to file suit for being terminated. Bella and needham both knew about overpayment. Wonder if needham will drop his suit not that this now that this came out?

Anonymous said...

You are mistaken. Bella, as chairman of the Legal Defense Committee was solely responsible for this. The whole board does not vote on these expenditures.

Anonymous said...

However, I think the board did vote on the 60,000 price for appeal. Bella and davis signed the check for the bill after the lawyers billed them. So I don't think the board was aware of the overpayment until Shields's crew and Head lawyer Geiger reviewed legal spending.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You are mistaken. Bella, as chairman of the Legal Defense Committee was solely responsible for this. The whole board does not vote on these expenditures.

February 12, 2012 5:48 PM


Hey, review the Legal Defense Guidlines and it is clear: the committee motions for coverage and approves or denies. it then is reviewed by the Board of Directors who have final say.

Nothing is done without board approval. This is just Fodder. Shields should start working outward instead of attempting to smear names. He should start being a union president instead of some kid.
You should start looking at the hourlys being approved for Geiger. Its staggering what he takes home.
if you, for one second, think that a 140,000 expenditure was made without approval, or as one guy acting independently, you are seriously ill.
Lets be realistic. Expenses for legal defense are included in every meeting.
It doesnt matter what side you are on, whether new or old regime

Anonymous said...

The full Board of Directors reviews decision by the Legal Defense Committee only when coverage is denied and an appeal is made to the full board. I have never seen a copy of the guidelines for the Legal Defense Committee. If you have them, please post them or a link. As for Paul Geiger, he is a salaried employee of the FOP and does not bill by the hour. You are correct that this is not about sides. It is about money being stolen from the FOP. there is more to come, and yes, it is on Bella.

Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagofop.org/resources/legal-defense/

Anonymous Feb 12, 2012 07:04 PM

The full Board of Directors reviews decision by the Legal Defense Committee only when coverage is denied and an appeal is made to the full board

Wrong!!!!! Thanks for playing. Follow the link, 2nd paragraph. All approvals go to BOD

I READ said...

LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Any request for expenditure or disbursement of money from the Legal Defense Fund must be presented to the Legal Defense Committee for its review and recommendation. The recommendation of the Legal Defense Committee must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors.

(Rev: 06-06-2000)



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