The Chicago Board of Ethics issued an advisory after their monthly meeting last Wednesday obliquely referencing “an individual” and his or her company for illegally lobbying a city official. An analysis by The Daily Line of emails contained in the recent FOIA dump of the Mayor Emanuel’s personal account and the city’s lobbying database suggests the likely individual and company are David Plouffe, then the Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy for Uber. The fines for violation “are substantial”, the advisory from BOE states, $2,000 for the company and $90,000 for the individual.

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