Even as taxpayers picked up the tab for his failed family bank. Chicago Tribune:
Saying he left in 2005 gives Giannoulias maximum distance from the bank's questionable lending practices, the April takeover by federal regulators and other controversies such as a loan by the bank to convicted influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko in early 2006.No wonder Alexi was dodging questions on his tax returns.
But by reporting that he worked at least 500 hours at Broadway in 2006, Giannoulias was able to get a break that helped him avoid paying federal income tax for 2009.
Giannoulias said he has been clear that he left the "day-to-day" operations of the bank in September 2005 to prepare his first run for public office, but was on paid leave until May 2006 when he left completely to campaign full time for treasurer.
Alexi Giannoulias. He talks out of both sides of his mouth. Fast and Loose Alexi Giannoulias. Ludicrous. More:
Giannoulias, who ran for state treasurer by touting his financial experience, has said that when he left Broadway, it was in sound fiscal shape. He also said he had very little to do with $20 million in controversial loans the bank approved between 2004 and September 2005 to a pair of men with criminal histories while he was a senior loan officer at Broadway.He's still hanging out with shady characters.
In his standard stump speech Alexi bashes nameless others as failed, reckless and greedy. Is he talking about himself?
Kick Alexi out of public office for good, Illinois. He's done a lousy job as Illinois Treasurer and now he wants to go to Washington to keep spending and raising our taxes--recklessly. (The December surprise--remember, we vote for who is seated in the Senate during the lame duck session as well as the next term.)
Garbage in, garbage out.
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