Sunday, April 19, 2015

INVESTIGATION AT CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS RE WIRED SOLE SOURCE CONTRACTS ESCALATES WITH FEDERAL PROBE

The legacy of wasted spending by Chicago's Mayoral appointed school board results in $20 Million sole source contract gifted to company that formerly employed Barbara Byrd-Bennett and her cronies. Despite complaints regarding allegations of sub-standard training for principals, the board had voted unanimously to approve the contract. It is surprising that there was no internal investigation into these complaints prior to the Federal probe just announced. 

Click here for Chicago Tribune article

Corruption Busters has an ongoing investigation into the waste of millions of taxpayer funds by CPS to award sole source outside legal fees to politically connected law firms for work that could be provided by internal staff. CPS has a General Counsel, James Bebley, whose sole function apparently is to approve invoices from these firms.

We call upon the Feds to expand their probe to investigate these additional sole source contracts.

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