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February 5, 2023

Ex-Chicago Comptroller Was Soooo Chicago Before Getting to Chicago

Amer Ahmad resigned as Chicago's comptroller about three weeks ago, but yesterday is when we found out just how qualified he really was for his job:  

On Thursday, Ahmad was indicted in Ohio on federal corruption charges in what prosecutors described as a more than $500,000 kickback scheme involving state investment business while he served as deputy treasurer and chief financial officer there.
 
Emanuel spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton declined to answer specific questions about Ahmad, but she issued a statement saying the administration did not know about the investigation until the indictment was announced.
 
"It appears to be focused on alleged activities when Ahmad served the state of Ohio," Hamilton said in an email. "We have no reason to believe and have no knowledge of any such wrongdoing during his tenure in Chicago. But we will take any action that is needed — including conducting a review of Finance Department activities over the last two years — to ensure that Chicago taxpayers are protected."
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