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Heavens! A Harvard-Man Eludes the No-Fly List

Chicago Tribune 27 August 2015 No Comment

Former Chicago comptroller has been extradited from Pakistan to serve a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme at the state treasurer’s office in Ohio, federal prosecutors say.

Forty-year-old Amer Ahmad, Ohio’s former deputy treasurer, was extradited Wednesday and a court hearing was set for Friday in the case, prosecutors said in a news release.


The Harvard-educated Ahmad, who worked for two Democratic treasurers in Ohio, then for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, pleaded guilty in 2013 to bribery and conspiracy charges before fleeing to Pakistan to avoid punishment.

He was arrested in Pakistan in April 2014 holding a forged Mexican passport, a fraudulent Pakistani birth certificate, a false Pakistani visa and $175,000, authorities said. He remained jailed there on immigration violations and was sentenced Dec. 1 in absentia in the U.S. case. Besides the prison term, he was ordered to forfeit $3.2 million made from the crimes.

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