My former neighbor in Chicago BS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman has an amazing story this week. Zekman found that Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has a county-supplied driver who makes $94,000 a year and a cleaning lady making $57,000 a year.
Zekman’s staff secretly filmed Emanuel Hatzisavas as he waited for such things as Pappas to complete her yoga lessons at the East Bank Club.
When confronted with the film, Pappas had this to say: “You know what, okay, alright, you know what look.” That should wrap it up.
Pappas insists that she has paid $150 a month to reimburse the county for private use of the personnel. Pappas is shown stating “I don’t know, Pam I’m not hiding him.” However, the driver is hidden in the budget as a “Project Leader.”
Pappas is a lawyer who continues to list herself as in private practice on her resume.
Cook County is struggling under a mountain of debt.