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SHERMAN SKOLNICK INTERVIEW -- THE JOLIET CONNECTION
Sherman Skolnick was interviewed on Radio Free America (Shortwave, 5.065 MHz, mon-fri, 9 pm cst) on October 20, 1994. Mr. Skolnick is a veteran investigative reporter from Chicago and founder of the "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts" in that city. Following is my transcription of that interview. Host/Interviewer is Tom Valentine.
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SHERMAN SKOLNICK [continues]:
Now U.S. attorney Valukis, who was a close crony of Teezak and Bush and others, did not investigate the obstruction of justice. And that building was burned down to obstruct the grand jury's subpoena.
Six years went by, and the Treasury unit continued their investigation. Now they [not Treasury unit] needed a fall guy to try to cover the matter up. So in 1993, suddenly, Robert Teezak, the crony of all these people, the congressmen and all that, who -- and by the way: Teezak used to fly his airplane to Hong Kong, supposedly to arrange shipments of the manufacture of his games. You know, the International Games, Incorporated.
Um-hmm [understands]. All right. That makes sense.
Now the apparatus that was used is rather complicated. They used apparatuses, as I said earlier, similar to what was used in Arkansas to wash the dope money. They used local "development" councils. They used bonds that were issued. They used... Here they used three training institutes, supposedly to re-train people for work, but the fraudulent payroll records ('cause they didn't really have all those people working) were in the PIC [Private Industry Council] Building, the...
I'm Tom Valentine, this is Radio Free America.
We are back, live, and I am just "all ears", listening to Sherman Skolnick of the Committee to Clean Up the Courts, talking about this behavior of the people near Joliet, Illinois -- just south of Chicago. They've got a big state pen there, a very famous prison, in Joliet. And, go ahead, Sherman.
Whatever happened to Dan Webb, though? Robert Teezak... You said that Dan Webb not only was a U.S. attorney, but he represented somebody privately?
O.K. Now, according to a headline story, December 5th, 1987, in the [Chicago] Tribune, it says here that the fire (with a picture of the building) was investigated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and that they suspected arson. But they didn't proceed on the thing! And six years later, because of all these other things, Teezak, a close buddy of Bush and all these people that are involved in these dope shipments -- he [Teezak] suddenly confesses that he burned it down, and away to jail he goes to cover up the thing.
Some of the money was "washed" disguised as auto loan paper, which went to support a company that has become one of the major credit card and bank operations in the United States. And that's Household International. And their units are Household Bank. And they reportedly were the beneficiary of this dope money that, that is, the proceeds of the dope money -- the dope that was coming in turned into cash, $100 bills...
But the point of the matter is, we know how the apparatus worked. It worked through Household International. It worked through loaning SBA money, Small Business Administration money -- and the records were in the PIC Building -- to companies that were not creditworthy; that is, they were scams! They quickly thereafter went into bankruptcy. And there was a cover-up through the help of a federal bankruptcy judge from Chicago who was sent twice a month to Joliet to sit in their small federal building to hear these cases. The judge's wife was an assistant U.S. attorney under Webb, in charge of SBA loans. You understand how this was all...
O.K. We are back, live, Sherman Skolnick is my guest. And we're talking about a scam, a drug/money-laundering scam involving officials: local, state, and even federal officials. Go ahead, Sherman.
The apparatus that was used, to "wash" the tremendous sums of money, were local development authorities, fake real estate companies, fraudulent auto loan paper... also, three institutes that supposedly were training minority and other persons for other types of work. Also they were disguised as Small Business Administration loans, Housing and Urban Development-supported loans, subsidies from the U.S. Labor Department -- those records were in the PIC Building when it was burned down.
Now as I said, Anton R. Valukis, the U.S. attorney at the time and a close crony of Bush and the people that were involved here, did not proceed to investigate that obstruction of justice; that is, the obstructing of the grand jury subpoena directed against the records in that building! Nor did he make any effort to reconstruct the records through duplicates that were available through the various banks that were "washing" the dope money.
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