Thursday, June 15, 2006
Dennis Hastert's Sweet Real Estate Deals
Hmm... can we say pork? And no, I'm not talking about Dennis Hastert (via Sunlight Foundation): House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has used an IL trust to invest in real estate near the proposed route of the Prairie Parkway, a highway project for which he's secured $207 million in earmarked appropriations. The trust has already transferred 138 acres of land to a real estate development firm that has plans to build a 1,600-home community, located less than 6 miles from the north-south connector Hastert has championed in the House." Oh well, at least this sweet deal for Denny doesn't involve Turkish bribes or Abramoff- tainted casino money.