Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Terminates City Credit Cards Following WFLD Investigation

By Andrew Gauthier 

New Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has terminated a credit card program for city employees after WFLD found that government workers were using their cards to pay for expensive meals, stays in lavish hotels, and even traffic tickets (video above).

“A spokesman for the mayor says it was while responding to our request that they found troubling abuses,” the Fox O&O stated.


In a memo to government officials, Emanuel writes that he has “learned that government employees have used those cards to pay for expenses such as dinners at expensive restaurants, gift cards, flowers, and, disturbingly, city-issued red light tickets. This is completely unacceptable to me and I am troubled by the disrespect this shows for the hard-earned dollars taxpayers give the City of Chicago.”