Essay on Corruption And Corruption Of The Cement Industry

1515 Words Jan 28th, 2016 7 Pages
The city of Chicago, Illinois has a long standing reputation of bribery and corruption throughout elected and non-elected officials in government positions and business agreements involving said officials. The government powers and even the local police forces all took place in bribery and secret agendas and agreements, especially in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Men like Peter V. Pappas lead the corruption in the cement industry while others were involved in everything from property tax fraud and taking bribes in government positions. Corruption and fraud rates in areas like the cement industry, property tax fraud, the police forces, and city officials were high in Chicago, however, there were also groups, federal and local, who were working against the crime.
Cement Industry A main subject of the bribery and corruption in the cement industry was a man by the name of Peter V. Pappas. Pappas was a lawyer involved as a middleman between the local cement industry and corrupt officials who could be bought out to suit the needs of the cement industry executives. According to a 1976 article in the Quad-City Times, legislators accepted a shared total of thirty thousand dollars in bribes through Peter V. Pappas. Pappas himself admitted to making at least four thousand dollars through one bribery deal. Over the course of multiple trials, cement industry executives Arnold W . Moeller, Merlin Wille, Bernard Arquilla, John L . Edmier, Donald Carpentier, Jack E . Chalden, and Herbert L.…

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