The attorney for a former aide to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the former candidate for governor acted like a “mob boss,” by intimidating employees to work on his campaign, and that of 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
When his wife announced she was leaving him, police say, Philip Hritz took off with their 1-year-old son, and threatened to hurt the baby and himself.
A few minutes after a Lake Superior Court jury had convicted him of arson and intimidation, James E. Gardner III took off running, but was quickly caught.
The inspector general’s report also mentioned a Tollway call center employee who was negotiating with callers to take money in exchange for reducing or dismissing toll violations and fines.
Things are getting heated in Cicero, where Town President Larry Dominick is being accused of political intimidation.