Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:10 PM
DonViejo (23,944 posts)
Chicago board fines ex-Obama aide $90K
Source: The Hill
BY ALI BRELAND - 02/16/17 04:03 PM EST
Former Obama campaign aide David Plouffe has been fined $90,000 for breaking the city of Chicago’s ethics rules in lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of Uber.
The Chicago Board of Ethics in a 5-0 vote determined that Plouffe broke the rules by not registering as a lobbyist after seeking Emanuel’s support for rules to allow Uber to pick up passengers at Chicago’s airports, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The violation became public after Emanuel released hundreds of emails in December, bowing to pressure from two lawsuits claiming that he had violated Illinois’s open record law.
“Assume both of us thought the airport issue was settled and we would never have to discuss again, but unfortunately two significant new hurdles were introduced,” Plouffe wrote in one email dated Nov. 20 2015.
Read more: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/319970-chicago-board-fines-ex-obama-aide-90k
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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:53 PM
George II (19,763 posts)
5. Does it matter that he's an "ex-Obama aide"? He hasn't been directly associated with Obama....
....for about three years.
This story is more about his position as Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy at Uber. The author (not you) took a cheap shot at associating his activities at Uber with Obama, which is entirely out of line.