How can you stand for change when you stand with the rampant corruption of Millerod Blagojevich's administration?
TA readers remember the last time Dan Seals campaigned with a Blagojevich representative – they ended up breaking the law.
Today, Seals held a "rally for change" with another representative of the more-of-the-same pay to play corrupt Blagojevich politics – State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.
We all remember how Alexi was the banker for the Chicago mob.
But did you know he also helped finance one of the largest illegal gun rings in the Chicago area?
As Crain's Chicago Business reported, Broadway Bank – run by State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and his family – made a series of mortgage loans for as much as $400,000 to Ugur "Mike" Yildiz at the Bell's Gun & Sports address. Giannoulias helped finance Yildiz's gun shop despite a previous suit by the City of Chicago in 1998 alleging hundreds of Yildiz's firearms ended up in the hands of Chicago gang members.
In June, the U.S. Attorney charged Yildiz with illegally transporting weapons to Ontario. Yildiz owned Bell's Gun & Sports Shop in Franklin Park and, after losing his federal firearms license in 2005, transferred ownership of his remaining 207 firearms into his name. Since June 2006, Canadian law enforcement traced approximately 80 weapons registered to Mr. Yildiz, many discovered in the execution of search warrants in connection with drug and violent crime investigations. Fifteen guns registered to Yildiz also were found in a dumpster in the Detroit area.
Why would Dan Seals campaign with the banker who financed the biggest illegal gun ring in the suburbs? Washington needs strong independent leaders. How can you stand for change when you stand by a corrupt Blagojevich administration?