CBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley reports on what Ald. Joe Moreno is now saying after reporting his car stolen when a girlfriend said he had lent it to her.
Chicago Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno said his 2016 Audi was stolen when he filed a police report in January 2019, but now Moreno laughs it off, saying it was only a miscommunication.
Chicago police charged 35-year-old Liliya Hrabar with criminal trespass to the Audi after she was seen driving it Sunday, February 3, 2019 — one month after Moreno reported it stolen. Police had no proof Hrabar stole Moreno’s car — only that she was criminally trespassing inside the vehicle. The Criminal Trespass charge was later dropped.
Hrabar showed CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley text messages — allegedly between Moreno and Hrabar — that show permission to use the car, and even a confirmation that Moreno agreed to arrange an Uber driver to pick her up to bring her to his house to get the car.
CBS Chicago’s report includes an interview with opposing Aldermanic Candidate Daniel La Spata, who described this incident as the latest in a long string of “troubling incidents” … La Spata called into question Moreno’s ability to carry the dignity, respect and integrity that 1st Ward residents are calling for in their leadership.
The CBS Chicago video also reports on a questionable encounter with a building owner with questionable comments about zoning after the building owner evicted a tenant that contributed to Moreno’s campaign.
In July 2012 Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno tried to block Chick-fil-A’s effort to build its second Chicago location, planned for the Logan Square neighborhood. Blocking the restaurant approval was based on the Chick-fil-A’s professed opposition to same-sex marriage, but a deal was reached between Moreno and the restaurant in September 2012.
Chicago police are opening a new investigation into whether Ald. Joe Moreno filed a false report about a stolen car. It's the car he apparently told a girlfriend she was allowed to drive.That report led to the woman's arrest. @BlakleyCBS2 has the story. https://t.co/O60IKjACDc pic.twitter.com/Nv17NBRrQt
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) February 6, 2019
Cops investigating whether Chicago alderman @Alderman_Moreno filed false police report after car he said was stolen found with woman he dated. A bizarre story from @ElyssaCherney who notes it's the second time Moreno's been in recent police controversy https://t.co/XdMfurRrhh
— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) February 5, 2019
— Lourdes Duarte (@LourdesWGN) February 5, 2019
WGN INVESTIGATES UPDATE: Police open “false report” investigation into Chicago Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno after he reported his car was stolen. Spoiler alert: His girlfriend was driving it. https://t.co/AmwgtqIN3W
— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) February 5, 2019
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On call taped by FBI, lawyer complains 4 aldermen — Joe Moreno (1st), George Cardenas (12th), Ricardo Munoz (22nd) & Roberto Maldonado (26th) — steered him business … but not Solis, Sun-Times reports https://t.co/779YuIgvF1 pic.twitter.com/KcUwlPRF0R
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