Carla Oglesby: Back At Work In Stroger's Office And Defending Herself
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Fox Chicago News
by Dane Placko
Chicago - A defiant Carla Oglesby says she can't understand why
anybody would question the timing of a Cook County contract to her
public relations company, two weeks after she got hired as President
Todd Stroger's Deputy Chief of Staff.
Oglesby says her company,
CGC Communications, actually began performing the work for the county in
"I think work had been done for two, two and a half
months before that," she told us. She says she often did work for CGC
Communications clients without contracts.
Indeed, Oglesby had
another client in December; she was also getting paid by the ill-fated
re-election campaign of President Todd Stroger.
"There was no
conflict of interest," she said. "I wasn't a county employee."
was a Cook County employee on February 26th, when as Deputy Chief of
Staff she signed the voucher form authorizing the county check to her
company for $24,975. She says she handed it over to another CGC employee
to be cashed.
"The one thing I think has come out of all this is
there is definitely a flaw in the process," she said. "The flaw is
there needs to be some sort of training early on, if you're going to
have authority in the president's office to sign off on requisitions.
And that was training i didn't get."