Thursday, July 19, 2012

Two tax appeals board analysts charged with taking bribe

TWO "MONDAYS" ARRESTED ON WEDNESDAY
Photo: John Racasi (left) and Thomas Hawkins, analysts for the Cook County Board of Review who were arrested on federal bribery charges for allegedly accepting $1,500 to facilitate reducing property tax assessments on three residential properties, leave the Dirksen Federal Building after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Two analysts working for Cook County’s tax appeals board were arrested and charged Wednesday with accepting a $1,500 bribe in exchange for greasing the wheels to slash property taxes to the tune of $14,000 on three properties, federal prosecutors announced.

Thomas Hawkins, 48, and John Racasi, 51, both from Chicago, discussed scheming with others to make property tax reductions in exchange for bribes — though they are only charged with accepting a single bribe, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

How dare they! Stealing Mike Madigan's business.

I Voted For Obama said...

John Racasi voted for Obama, then told him he just won the Barry Bonds look-alike contest.

Anonymous said...

Two Mondays!!!

Shaved you are a wit!

I Voted For Obama said...

Thomas Hawkins voted for Obama, then told him he had just won the Downtown Ernie Brown look-alike contest.

Anonymous said...

Geee, I wonder if they are democRATS?

Anonymous said...

More kaffir korruption in Cook County.

Anonymous said...

Felonious midget are you next?

false arrest reports
false case reports
false felony 101's
false criminal complaints
false inventory reports
perjured grand jury testimony
perjured court testimony
official misconduct
armed violence
civil rights violations
unlawful restraint

Can your clout save you, again?

Anonymous said...

So now ya can't say coons, jigs, spooks , jigabog, mutts, duke, now Monday.. They all got an identity crisis don't the democrats.,

Parky Cullerton's Favorite Race Dog said...

When they say the fix is in, The fix is in. They had friends and family discount a novel idea. They should have to pay the taxes lost due to their corruption. I work in the tax appeal industry and the crappy appraisals and the whore lawyers it amazes me that we alow this.

Anonymous said...

It's the chicago way

Anonymous said...

My Aunt worked for the Board of Appeals some time ago. An analyst makes about $90,000 a year. All of those jobs are political. Guess these two boys needed some extra cash for those finer things in life. The only thing these two mutts will be analysing soon will be their cellies dick.

Anonymous said...

They were arrested by Detective Friday.

Anonymous said...

They are "analysts"? What does that mean? I hope it isn't a job that requires any level of thinking.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Detective, for the two mondays on a Wednesday. Also, a thank you to 7/19 4:38PM for the Detective Friday finale. Blacks are their own worst enemy.

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