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Hired Truck Indictment Sweet Sixteen

By vouchey in News on Jan 26, 2005 3:53PM

The Hired Truck probe/scandal dug into some new corners of Chicago's give-and-take politics, as John Cannatello, the alleged true owner of Bridgeport-based GNA Trucking, was accused of and indicted in federal court for disguising his business as woman-owned (through his wife's name), while he actually operated the business. Cannatello is the sixteenth person to be indicted in the U.S. Attorney's probe.

The interesting part of the story is that Cannatello is a long-time friend of Mayor Richard M. Daley, gets his insurance from County Commissioner John Daley, and has contributed mightily to County Board President John ("I have a hospital named after me") Stroger and his son, 8th Ward Alderman Todd Stroger.

To get a real sense of all the connections, check out this WLS-7 report. It's like watching a hard-boiled detective movie.