Former Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad has been extradited from Pakistan, nearly nine months after he was sentenced in absentia for his role in a kickback scheme at the state treasurer’s office in Ohio, according to federal attorneys in the case.
Federal prosecutors in Ohio argue Amer Ahmad—who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio’s deputy state treasurer—deserves the hefty sentence for “a remarkable abuse of office.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former comptroller, Amer Ahmad, has admitted in court in Pakistan that he forged documents to flee overseas. But he will not be getting a slap on the wrist anytime soon for making a fake Pakistani National Identity Card and birth certificate, an official in the South Asian country said.
Amer Ahmad, 38, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery for using his former Ohio government position to secure “lucrative state business” for a friend.
Mayor Emanuel says he’s launching an investigation to make sure the former City Comptroller committed no wrongdoing here in Chicago, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A former Chicago city comptroller and former Ohio state deputy treasurer accused in a bribery and money laundering scheme will plead not guilty, his attorney said Friday.
New travel mileage and reimbursement policies for city employees announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Saturday include, for the first time, a clearly defined, enforceable policy that encourages employees to use public transportation.