Thursday, February 24, 2005

tollway shenanigans

See the Chicago Tribune (Virginia Groark and John Chase) article.

Blago's tollway guy claims he can't get the details of who owns the restaurants. The developer is obligated to provide the information on the tenants. The developer listed the corporate affiliates, not the owners of the actual franchises. When queried the developer provided a letter of refusal.

Why would the developer do business with somebody and conceal this person's identity?

Is there any logical reason for this behavior that doesn't come back to the "appearance of impropriety" for the politicians involved?

If the reason for keeping the franchise owners secret is to protect the pols, this means it's being done to protect Blagojevich, right? But supposedly Blago's guy, Jack Hartman, is the one pressing the developer for an explanation. Doesn't this seem like a conflict of interest?


Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Trib is reporting the developer will provide the info now.

8:07 AM  

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