Chicago’s 21st Ward Alderman Howard Brookins has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine for failing to track the work and hours of five aides, including Curtis Thompson, his former chief of staff, who was sentenced to prison in 2015 for accepting a bribe, according to a press release from Project Six.
Netscape founder and Facebook board member Marc Andreessen has been fined $2,500 for violating Chicago's ethics laws by acting as a lobbyist on behalf of companies like Airbnb in communications with Chicago Mayor Emanuel.
Greg Prather, a senior-level executive with the global real estate firm JLL of Chicago, has been fined $2,500 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for failing to register as a lobbyist before sending a business-related email to a Chicago alderman.
James Abrams, a donor to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the husband of a city alderwoman, violated an ethics ordinance by lobbying without registering to do so, according to the Chicago Board of Ethics.
The Chicago Board of Ethics has fined local attorney and disc jockey Alan S. King $2,500 for operating as a lobbyist in communications with Mayor Rahm Emanuel without having followed the proper channels to do so.
The Chicago Board of Ethics has sent letters of suspected lobbying violations to 14 individuals and their companies in cases tied to the release of thousands of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's personal emails, according to the Better Government Association (BGA).