A $130,000-a-year internal auditor for the city said he was stunned when two unidentified men showed up at his office on Dec. 29 to show him the door.
"The reason I was given is that the Office of Compliance wants to take internal audit in a different direction. I don't know why they'd want to do that. Our internal audit department had done a good job for the 5½ years I'd been there," said Benson, 63.
A Chicago Sun-Times report Friday indicated that there are a number of conflicts related to the city's Office of Compliance director, Anthony Boswell, who is apparently behind Benson's termination.
Daley created the Office of Compliance about a year and a half ago "because he didn't trust his corruption-fighting inspector general to police city hiring," the paper said. Attorney Boswell was brought in from Denver to run it.
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