Can anyone look at Pete Buttigieg’s face without knowing for certain he’s a totally corrupted crook using his benevolent liberalism as a disguise?
While he served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, between 2012 and 2020, prior to being selected as Biden’s Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg’s top political donors reportedly received millions of dollars in city contracts.
“Buttigieg’s political action committees took money from 23 companies who then got jobs from South Bend’s Board of Public Works on which he was seated, documents obtained by DailyMail.com reveal,” The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.
“On two occasions, the former presidential candidate received donations the same day the companies were awarded contracts.”
The funds contributed by the aforementioned companies, their executives and spouses amounted to a whopping $253,750 to Buttigieg’s campaigns; those donors allegedly received a total of at least $33,310,426 in city contracts between 2011 and 2019.
The Daily Mail cited several examples of donors to Buttigieg’s political campaign and subsequent interactions between Buttigieg and the companies connected to the donors.
Buttigieg’s 2011 mayoral campaign received $1,500 from a co-owner of Indiana infrastructure firm American Structurepoint; representatives from the company met with Buttigieg in the autumn of 2012, and two months later Buttigieg revealed former American Structurepoint executive Eric Horvath would be director of the South Bend Department of Public Works (BPW).
“As part of his role, Horvath also became executive director of the Board of Public Works – the city committee that grants public money for large construction jobs,” The Daily Mail pointed out.
“The following year, American Structurepoint was awarded a contract for the South Bend Smart Streets Project, which had a total budget of $25 million. Between January 2014 and March 2019, senior executive vice president at the company Greg Henneke donated $31,850 to Mayor Pete’s campaigns.”
Meanwhile, American Structurepoint reportedly reaped over $790,000 in city contracts from the Board of Public Works.
In February 2017, Henneke donated $1,000 to Buttigieg’s campaign to become Democratic National Committee chair; one day later American Structurepoint was given $98,860 in two contracts.
In 2011 Buttigieg’s mayoral campaign received $750 from the construction company DLZ Indiana; in 2013, the city of South Bend hired DLZ for a study regarding city streets. “After Buttigieg attended another DLZ golf luncheon in July 2013, the company was awarded the bid for construction worth $113,000,” The Daily Mail reported, noting, “The firm’s subsidiary DLZ Industrial LLC gave a further $600 to the mayor’s campaign in August 2016, and a month later DLZ Indiana was awarded a $17,430 contract from the BPW. In February 2017 DLZ Industrial gave $5,000 to Pete For DNC, and a slew of further contracts followed.”
“Two construction firms, Abonmarche and Donohue & Associates, also received city contracts the same day their executives donated to Buttigieg’s mayoral campaign, according to documents.
Donohue & Associates president Craig Brunner and his wife Sandra gave $1,000 to the campaign on August 8, 2017, the same day Brunner’s company was awarded a $150,000 job by the city,” The Daily Mail noted.
“Two weeks later on August 22 that year, Abonmarche’s board chairman John Linn gave $2,000 to Mayor Pete’s campaign. The same day, the South Bend BPW approved a $75,700 contract for the company.”
Scott Greytak, Director of Advocacy for Transparency International, said Buttigieg’s habit of receiving money from companies his public works board awarded city contracts to carried an “obvious stench.”
Mainstream media outlets have been eerily silent on their liberal poster boy’s exposed corruption.
Author: Asa McCue