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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:10 PM

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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DonViejo Feb 2017 OP
LisaM Feb 2017 #1
delisen Feb 2017 #2
thesquanderer Feb 2017 #3
msanthrope Feb 2017 #4
George II Feb 2017 #5
geek tragedy Feb 2017 #6
George II Feb 2017 #7
geek tragedy Feb 2017 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:13 PM

1. On behalf of UBER?

Yuck.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:22 PM

2. Power corrupts. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:43 PM

3. I'm just impressed to learn that Chicago HAS ethics rules. (n/t)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:25 PM

4. Pay up David. nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:53 PM

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.

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:05 PM

6. Obama angle is relevant since Rahm was his chief of staff nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:07 PM

7. True, but he hasn't been directly associated with Obama for even longer than Plouffe.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:30 PM

8. But they were associated in same time period.

Plouffe may have even advised Obama on hiring Rahm.

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