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April 30, 2014 - 9:56 am

Amer Ahmad was convicted of fraud in Ohio when he was deputy state treasurer. That did not stop Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from hiring him. Ahmad is now accused of violating the terms of his bail, and he fled the country.

He turned up in Pakistan, carrying a fake Mexican passport and a huge wad of cash, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Ahmad was carrying about $146,000 and 126,000 euros in cash when he was stopped by authorities Monday morning at the international airport in Lahore, said Usman Anwar,  the Punjab region director for the Federal Investigation Agency, the Pakistani equivalent of the FBI.

“He said he that he lived in America and lied that he never had American nationality,” Anwar told the Chicago Sun-Times from the FIA’s offices in Lahore.

“He said he came home to Pakistan and didn’t say he was involved in fraud or anything,” Anwar said. “We Googled him.”

The Internet search turned up articles about Ahmad’s corruption conviction in Ohio, where he was deputy state treasurer before joining the Emanuel administration in 2011.

His wife also accuses him of physical abuse, and feared that he would kidnap their children and take then with him to Pakistan.

He was facing a possible 15 years in prison in the US. Now he faces about 14 years in prison in Pakistan.

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See also from Michael Walsh at Unexaminded Premises, with a recent update: “Chicago, the Shame of a Nation

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Who knew that Pakistan would have better border security than the US. Also, that they had penalties for illegal entry.
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He was hired into a very high-paying job in Chicago, but he had to go to Pakistan to get arrested........

Sounds about right.
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Ahmad was hired by Richard Corday who is now the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Hmmm, skipped out on 15 years in an American prison to get 14 years in a Pakistani one. Sometimes there is such a thing as divine justice.
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Typical Democrat.
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The story is from the Chicago Sun-Times.
Skepticism is warranted.
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Normally, I am strongly opposes to prison rape.
But, there are exceptions.
Glad Pakistan still respects the rule of law rather than the Chicago Way.
25 weeks ago
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Who knew that Pakistan would have better border security than the US. Also, that they had penalties for illegal entry.
25 weeks ago
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Another one of those occasions when no fiction author could possibly keep up with reality...
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Who knew we were sending walking around money to Pakistan?
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He was hired into a very high-paying job in Chicago, but he had to go to Pakistan to get arrested........

Sounds about right.
25 weeks ago
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Karma? Come on. He spreads a little of the wealth around like a good Democrat, and he'll be retiring in a villa.
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He was carrying cash, so I'm pretty sure they have already spread it around (without asking), and maybe he won't have any more access to more.

We can hope, anyway...
25 weeks ago
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Naw -- he'll come back with a Presidential Pardon and get hired by some corrupt democrat regime again.
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I think there's one available in Abbottabad.
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"He was facing a possible 15 years in prison in the US. Now he faces about 14 years in prison in Pakistan."

Sounds like karma to me.

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