Friday, September 17, 2010

Host of Giannoulias Hollywood Fundraiser has Mob Ties

More of Alexi's sleazy friends:

One of the hosts of a glitzy Hollywood fundraiser for Illinois Democratic Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias last week has ties to organized crime.

Giannoulias attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles last Tuesday, where one of the hosts was Pamela Abdy, who has also contributed the maximum $4,800 to the Giannoulias campaign.

In 2007, Abdy was identified by federal investigators as the girlfriend of a married New Jersey mobster nabbed on charges he led a multi-billion-dollar illegal gambling ring.[snip]

According to the New York Post, in 2007 Abdy was captured on wiretaps talking with her former boyfriend, reputed Lucchese family mobster Joseph "Little Joe" Perna, who complained to her about trying to collect a $105,738 gambling debt but only coming up with $25,000.

Crime has emerged as an issue in this campaign. Whose side is Alexi on, anyway?

Why does this guy want to go to Washington? He'll raise taxes for sure. Will he represent us? Or will he line his own pockets and perpetuate the Chicago Way goes to Washington DC corruption. Parting shot:

...the Giannoulias campaign insists that all client relationships with mob figures were managed by the candidate's brother and father.
Not the family business, no, no, no.

No comments: