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- Jun 20, 2008
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Alderman Burke's law firm represented Trump's businesses for 12 years. Do I know that this has anything to do with Trump? No. Are odds better than even that this has something to do with Trump? Well, Feds just raided Deutsche Bank, the only bank that would loan to Trump, so you be the judge.
Federal agents showed up unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over the windows Thursday morning.
The nature of their visit was not known, but Ald. Burke (14th) has dodged dozens of federal investigations over five decades in Chicago politics.
Federal agents also showed up to Burke’s ward office and papered over the windows there.
A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment. Calls to the FBI office in Chicago and the IRS criminal investigations division were not immediately returned.
A reporter knocked on the office door Thursday morning; the man who answered, who was not a member of Burke’s office staff, had no comment.