Police Union Prez Accused of Stealing
Sgt. John Pallohusky is accused of stealing more than $600,000 from the Chicago Police Sergeants' Association.
Updated at 3:30 PM CST on Sunday, Nov 22, 2009
The 53-year-old president of the Chicago Police Sergeants'' Association was charged Friday with stealing more than $600,000 from the union, the Sun-Times' Frank Main reports.
Sgt. John Pallohusky is accused of using cash from union dues to buy a house, gamble and buy stocks online. He faces felony theft and money laundering charges. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez called the charges "appalling" and promised to throw the book at Pallohusky.
Police Superintendent Jody Weis agreed, calling the sergeant the "Bernie Madoff" of the union.
Surprise: Pallohusky's attorney denies his client did anything wrong.