“But that wasn’t enough for him,” said prosecutor Deborah Mayer. “He wanted more. So he took more.”
No, that’s not about disgraced Metra Exec Phil Pagano.
Those are the words of a Federal prosecutor in the Washington, D.C., area after the conviction of the recently-departed U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy’s budget guy.
Ngozi Pole was convicted “of of stealing more than $75,000 from the Senate by giving himself unauthorized salary and bonuses,” as Fox News put it.
The Kennedy aide submitted false paperwork to authorize his thefts.
How like Phil Pagano.
“It was standard practice to ‘spend down’ any surplus in Kennedy’s annual office budget to a zero balance at the end of each fiscal year.”
The staffer was just doing his part.
Another Democrat who has been known to give Christmas bonuses is House Speaker Mike Madigan.