("Quid coniuratio est?")
[CN Editor -- I cannot vouch for the accuracy of all of the following. It may or may not be true, I just don't know.]
[The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called "Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts [CCCC]." (312) 731-1100 and (312) 731-1505.]
Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby.
In most cities, the most important public official is not the mayor but, actually, the local prosecutor. He can keep his crooked business cronies from going to jail.
In Chicago, the Cook County state's attorney has been Jack O'Malley. Because of our popular cable TV show, we forced the authorities, in January of '94, to finally arrest Clifford Redacted, a career criminal who has swindled people out of millions of dollars over the last 20 years around the nation! (And, he was not punished.)
For the last several years, he's been in Chicago.
Redacted is a front for big-time crooked lenders and banks who steal back homes and businesses with Redacted falsely claiming he'll help roll over or re-finance loans and mortgages. The re- financing, in fact, never occurs! Instead, he aids the banks and others to steal millions of dollars of property.
Redacted has been a front for the LaSalle Bank of Chicago, the First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago Corp (which controls upwards of 100 Chicago-area banks), First Midwest Bank and Heritage Financial Services, Mercantile Bank of Indiana (owner of First National Bank of Illinois), and Israel government's Bank Leumi, their Chicago unit.
Although Redacted handles millions of dollars and shuttles the loot out of the country with the aid of Bank Leumi and others, he has filed no income tax returns since 1985. He is a protected criminal, reportedly acting as an operative of the IRS and the FBI.
We confronted state's attorney O'Malley on a radio talk show:
CLIFF KELLEY: Sherman, good morning. You're on with our guest, Cook County state's attorney O'Malley.
SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, good morning Mr. O'Malley. I'd like to ask you, Mr. State's Attorney, why you have not been equally diligent in prosecuting a career criminal, Clifford Redacted, whom you've had, who's been under arrest since January of '94. And I've been in your office and told your top people that I am concerned that you have a conflict of interest in that, one of the situations involving Clifford Redacted, the defendant, is that he did some crooked deals with your law partners at Winston & Strawn -- the chairman of that firm being, as you know, Jim Thompson. And I don't notice you've disqualified yourself in the case. He's a career criminal and he has swindled upwards of 100 people out of homes, properties, and businesses. And you took the least, minor matter, and you've delayed prosecution from January until now! [That was in] January of '94.
I wonder: did you disqualify yourself in the case? And why are you dragging your feet in prosecuting Clifford Redacted?
JACK O'MALLEY: I don't believe I've disqualified myself in the case... I don't know what you're talkin' about.
SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Your law partner, Gerald Munitz, was involved in some deals where they apparently swindled the leasing director of the Merchandise Mart, a Mr. Cady. All of these things are...
JACK O'MALLEY: Be assured that I just have no personal knowledge.
CLIFF KELLEY: He doesn't know what you're... You have a case, evidently, that the state's attorney is unaware of.
SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I brought this to the attention of your top people, who wrote notes that say that they're taking it up with you! I brought up the issue of whether you are or are not gonna disqualify yourself in the case, because it involves your own law practice!
JACK O'MALLEY: I cannot respond to that. I have no personal knowledge of it.
CLIFF KELLEY: Would you check out Cliff Redacted, Mr. O'Malley?
JACK O'MALLEY: Yes. Yes.
CLIFF KELLEY: Okay. Thank you, Sherman.
Redacted's corrupt influence comes, in part, from his grandfather, Clifford Allen, a congressman from Tennessee on the House Banking Committee, tight with bankers and Al Gore's family. Redacted and his gang specialize in stealing property from the bankruptcy courts. For example, they covered up a $2 million swindle of a Chicago-area businessman, and this was done by the law firms of Winston & Strawn and Jenner & Block, corrupting bankruptcy judge Robert E. Ginsberg.
In Chicago, see us on channel 21, 9 p.m. most Monday evenings.
Play it again: "Convicted Congressman Mel Reynolds and His Mafia Bankers." (312) 731-1505.
New message Tuesday; we change it several times a week.
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