The news about the shady dealings of customers of Alexi Giannoulias's family Broadway Bank just don't stop coming. Today, the Sun-Times reported that Boston Blackie's owner Nick Giannis were charged with bank fraud by the Cook County state's attorney, and that Giannis was caught at the Canadian border with his Greek passport. Also, according to the Sun-Times, "Giannis contributed $115,000 to Citizens for Giannoulias between 2005 and 2008 alone and secured millions of dollars in mortgages with Broadway Bank, records show."
Congressman Mark Kirk released the following statement after the news broke:
“The check-kiting scheme conducted by a top Giannoulias contributor and Broadway Bank client appears to be part of a disturbing pattern of reckless business relationships, questionable banking practices and potentially illegal activity,” Congressman Kirk said. “Alexi Giannoulias should return the massive $119,800 in Giannis campaign contributions given Giannis was caught attempting to leave U.S. jurisdiction.”