Saturday, January 10, 2009

$200,000 Bi-Partisan Contributor Anthony Bruno Indicted

by Cal Skinner

Income tax charges have been filed against Illinois Development Services Corporation President Anthony Bruno.

Bruno is an attorney claiming 700-some projects in the public and private sector including

“150 Illinois of Department of Transportation (IDOT) land acquisition and condemnation proceedings and 14 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) projects.”
Those projects have ranged from $100,000 to $1.5 million, according to his company web site.

The details of the indictment can be found here, but more interesting to me is the list of political action committees that received contributions from Bruno and his Gray & Associates and its successor, Illinois Development Services.

All four of the incoming “Four Tops” are listed, as well as a wide assortment of other Republicans and Democrats.

I found $8,500 for to-be-Governor Rod Blagojevich from 2000-2002, before he took office.

There are 473 separate contributions, according to the State Board of Elections web site.

They total over $200,000.

They are spread widely.

Can you image what would happened if Bruno decided he wanted to cut a deal with the U.S. Attorney?

If you want to look at who got how much, you can find that information here at McHenry County Blog.


Anonymous,  10:47 PM  

Good. Finally got this bird.

He's been up to his eyeballs in the whole Melrose Park situation (and other nearby communities) with their TIF Districts, and good to see the Feds are closing in on him.

You want to see some sweetheart deals, looks at Gray and Associates past contracts with local governments. Pay attention to the TIF districts in particular.

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