The brick wall and another Fahner angle
Monday, Jul 29, 2013
* The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago is refusing comment on an apparent admission by its leader Ty Fahner that he and some club members lobbied ratings agencies to lower the state’s bond ratings…
* Meanwhile, our esteemed commenter Wordslinger came up with another angle on this story. Ty Fahner is the former chairman of the Mayer Brown law firm and is currently listed as a partner.
But since September of 2011, Mayer Brown has been overseeing the state’s bond disclosures…
So, Illinois pays Mayer Brown a million bucks for bond work at the same time its former chairman and partner essentially admits that he tried to jaw down the state’s bond rating?
What the heck?