Alexi Giannoulias is well known as the “Mob Banker” for the fact that his family bank lent million to two mobsters while Alexi was an officer of the bank.The Illinois Democrat’s Senate candidate has finally answered to this loan a bit more directly than he has in the past and his answer is simply a bit hard to take.Read more: Ned L On April 23rd of 2010, Federal regulators shut down the Giannoulias family run Broadway Bank in Chicago.

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wrote of one instance where Sheik Jamal Said, the mosque’s imam, raised $50,000 from his congregants for the legal defense of Sami Al-Arian, a former University of South Florida professor who pled guilty in 2006 to raising money for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

While soliciting the contributions, Said reportedly called Israel “a foreign, malignant and strange element on the blessed land.” The Ground Zero mosque controversy has reawakened concerns about some Islamic Centers in the United States and their funding sources.

This is the same kind of crap they tried to stick to the Clintoons, but none of their supporters cared or understood, or they didn’t think any of the stuff they had done was ‘that bad.’ What will it take to bring Obama down amongst his own supporters? TRANSCRIPT of Ad for Giannoulias in Illinois Senate Race Woman #1: Alexi isn't a typical politician.

Anna Giannoulias: Alexi always wanted to help people.

Normally the FDIC would issue a findings report on a failed lending institution within six months of its closing.

On October 22nd, Feds declared no report would be forthcoming until after the November 2nd elections.

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Alexi Giannoulias, Debbie Terlato, Yvon Ros, Josephine Terlato, Bill Terlato, John Colletti, and Mary Kay Bonoma attend the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Welcome Reception Hosted At Soho House Chicago In Partnership With Choose Chicago, The Illinois Restaurant Association And CS Magazine at Soho House Chicago on May 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

But he and his colleagues did know – or should have known – enough to show these clients the door.

Not only had Giorango served prison time in the 1990s for his involvement in illegal bookmaking, but he and Stavropoulos had been convicted, in 2004, of new felonies for which they later served prison time.

The Ground Zero mosque controversy has reawakened concerns about some Islamic Centers in the United States and their funding sources.