CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a happy New Year for one internal military officer who incited to a a CBS 2 Investigators for help.
Michael Giorgetti was dismissed 3 years ago for vocalization adult about how seized drug income was being used, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Now, he is behind in uniform as sergeant for a Village of Willow Springs Police Department, and new investigations are underway.
Giorgetti, who spent a decade operative clandestine for a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), pronounced a preference to cancel him for floating a alarm wrecked him.
“It was substantially a misfortune day of my life,” he added.
The supports came from his clandestine work while being minute to a DEA by a Village. But when he questioned Village bosses about how some-more than $828,000 was spent he was subsequently terminated.
“The usually chairman that listened to me was we and CBS 2,” Giorgetti said.
CBS 2 Investigators unprotected how some-more than $67,000 was spent to buy hardly used Harley Davidson motorcycles — finish with upgraded wheels as good as chrome and exhilarated handgrips. ATVs, a souped adult Camaro and a nearly $300,000 vessel were also purchased. Sources contend it was used for pleasure cruises — even taken adult and down a waterway for a Taste of Chicago.
After a reports, newly-elected Mayor John Carpino said, “This is a oppulance and a injustice of sovereign spending.”
New curators afterwards voted to give Giorgetti his pursuit back. He says there’s also a new sovereign review underway into past spending.
“I privately appreciate we guys for entrance out here and assisting me out because, but we putting some steam behind this, nobody would have listened about me, and nobody would have listened what they were doing to this town.”
Last year, a Department of Justice found a Village of Willow Springs to be incompetent to stay in a Equitable Sharing Program, and systematic it to lapse $1 million.
Giorgetti says now that he’s got his pursuit back, and there is new leadership, he hopes a encampment can get reinstated.