Sam Katz: The corrupt (former) mayor of Winnipeg

Sam Katz: The corrupt (former) mayor of Winnipeg

THE DIRTY ARMY:  Nik, I am posting this tip as no one else seems to care… In his ten years as Mayor of Winnipeg this fellow, Sam Katz, a greedy businessman and corrupt politician, became embroiled in multiple scandals on city projects. That included the new police headquarters that came with major cost overruns and unprecedented bribery, and even a fire-paramedic station construction program in which an auditor clearly found contracts were unfairly awarded to friends of Katz.

At his time as “Mayor” he also became known as ‘Mayor of Scottsdale’, as he spent most of his time vacationing in Arizona (with the city paying for his endless trips). He is now married a second time to a woman, who like his first trophy wife, is over thirty years younger than him. Yet, he is well known to use escort service agencies to feed his other perverted appetite… for young men.

When facing criticism Sam Katz lawyered up and went as far as suing a students’ newspaper for defamation. Shortly after, he had to withdraw his frivolous court action intending to intimidate and harass. Since voted out, and for over three years now, the RCMP is investigating his actions as Mayor. The investigation is still pending as he is using his money and connections to sabotage it and escape justice. That never stopped him, when not a Mayor anymore and after the investigation against him already commenced, of making the city honor him by spending over 26K of taxpayers’ money on an expensive -and frankly pretty ugly- portrait of himself (now placed in city hall). He brought a shame on both my city Winnipeg and my Winnipeg Jewish community, and left our city hall with no public trust and hardly any funds.

Will he ever face any consequences? Why don’t they lock him up already? How long more will he be untouchable? The tax payers demand justice and would like their money back!!! That all reminds me, Nik, of the main character at the movie “Casino”, whose name was also “Sam”. However, this one, trust me as someone who knows him in person, is certainly no Robert De-Niro. Rather, our pathetic local version of Bernie Madoff…

How has this Mayor never been submitted before… I’m sure Katz is a fan of the website, being a Scottsdale local and all.- nik

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  1. Canada gingerJanuary 14, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Agree that Scammy Sammy needs to be prosecuted for fraud and theft. Him and his wives he uses as masks too… pathetic. I have a few gay friends that say he hung out at Gio’s and Club 200 a lot and it wasn’t just to hang out. Wouldn’t surprise me if he and that fat scam artist f$&k Sandy Shindleman are secret lovers.

    Scammy needs to be held accountable for ripping off the taxpayers of Winnipeg for 10 years and getting kickbacks from construction companies. Shady asshole

  2. just the faxDecember 3, 2017 at 4:35 PM

    The Police Chief’s.. Must have been in on it too but were somehow..Bought off to look the other way..Head cop KNEW NOTHING?? So much for Police Intelligence or / Security..That New POLICE Building should sit empty its….
    EXHIBIT A… The center of a Investigation?? I Smell …2 maybe 3 LAWS…Not 1.
    Im just saying ….
    But then again the City Cops are Historic with illegal activities..
    The chief of police should have locked up Sammy to save FACE FOR THE FORCE AND HIMSELF.
    When i see them i think CROOKED..COP or just STUPID not to KNOW? OR NO INTEGRITY.??

  3. LupoNovember 17, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Good for you for posting about Katz and her cronies

  4. RightofCentreNovember 4, 2017 at 5:40 PM


    I cannot believe you post this kind of thing. I know Sam Katz well, and can say “on my life” that this is not true. Posting something that says he is well known to hire young male escorts is disgusting. Unless someone has proof of these allegations, they should not be printed. The author of this post is obviously someone who does not like Sam Katz, but that should not allow the individual to post lies about a hard working businessman that made Winnipeg a better city. Sounds like sour grapes to me.

    • Canada gingerJanuary 14, 2018 at 10:17 AM

      Oh you naive fool,RightofCentre. What if I were to tell you an acquaintance of mine has some very incriminating photos of your dead friend doing dirty deeds with very young men ? Would you still defend him as some bastion of integrity? His sex life aside, the RCMP case is still ongoing and the evidence continues to mount against the man you’re defending.
      It’s easy to be deceived by charm and an image. It’s what’s behind the curtain we have to keep our eye on

    • Wide awakeNovember 9, 2017 at 3:09 AM

      With or without this allegation as to young male escorts, every child knows that as Mayor he was a part of the stealing of millions of public funds.

    • Word to the wiseNovember 7, 2017 at 7:50 PM

      He not only hired young male escorts, but also paid for it with a credit card provided to him as a kickback by ‘Shindico’, a big real estate company owned by his friend and member of his community. He should have been in jail.

  5. HOctober 17, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Enough with Denise Pamburn. She’s the fall guy much like Deepak was. This city is run by an all boys club who look out for each other while lining their own pockets. Brian Bowman is the new Sam Katz… just as corrupt. And while we’re at it… let’s talk about the recession the Conservative party is forcing. I’m beginning to think this province is full of the dimmest, most naive uneducated people in all of Canada. Why else would history keep repeating itself?!

  6. TheOctober 11, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    Denise Pambrun is the in-house lawyer who missed a deadline to file a law suit on behalf of the City against a few construction companies.
    By doing so she might have cost us taxpayers millions.
    So first we suffered under the regime of the corrupt Sam Katz, and now we need to pay for the failure of a sloppy city solicitor (whose name was somehow kept secret so far).
    An ongoing campaign by city hall, intending to exhaust any remaining taxpayers money and public trust…

    • PhotographerOctober 13, 2017 at 10:28 AM

      That is the link to the picture of this sloppy city lawyer, Denise Pambrun:

    • Nik RichieOctober 11, 2017 at 1:33 PM

      You keeping submitting this post without an image of who you’re submitting so it getting automatically deleted. FYI.

      • TheOctober 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM

        I corrected and resent it. Thank for allowing the ordinary Canadians to be heard.

      • TheOctober 11, 2017 at 5:14 PM

        ok. Thanks.

  7. Retired RabbiOctober 5, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    A kleptomaniac “Mayor”…

  8. Larry DavidOctober 4, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    If it is true that Katz paid the young male escorts with a credit card that ‘Shindico’ provided him with, this too is something that the RCMP should look into when investigating him.
    That much Even me, a Jewish comedian, do know….

  9. An Urban PlannerSeptember 29, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    The city just named a street after this Katz’s team, the ‘Winnipeg Goldeyes’.
    Isn’t this street within walking distance from the RCMP building on Portage Avenue…?
    And isn’t it ironic to have to again watch a man under serious investigation who keeps on showing up in public to collect honorary awards?
    Don’t get me wrong, as I do like baseball.
    However, even more than that I hate thieves!

  10. Left WonderingSeptember 26, 2017 at 9:12 PM

    Did I get it right?
    Katz stole from the police, got away with it, and now has his portrait hanging at City Hall and a nice pension?
    I must be at the wrong line of work…lol

  11. Take it EASYSeptember 26, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Such nice portrait belongs more at the human rights musuam. You know, the one in Israel (IZZY) Asper street.

  12. The Whistle-blowerSeptember 25, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    I was told that as payment for receiving escort services from young males Katz shamelessly used a corporate credit card.
    Not one of his cards, but one provided to him by ‘Shindico’…
    But the media will not let this story too be published.
    Their advertisers will not let them…

  13. English teacherSeptember 25, 2017 at 3:28 PM

    The guy’s name was ‘Bruce’…

  14. Public health officialSeptember 25, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    This Katz used to live with a guy by the name ‘Bross’, who later on died of Aids!
    Indded, if I am katz’s wife, I would not let him anywhere around me, regardless of any expensive jewelry gifts…

  15. Phil SheegleSeptember 16, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    I actually liked him.
    When I was first brought by him to city hall he got me a parking spot right in front of the building.
    Every day he used to help me carry the bags of unmarked cash to the car.
    When I had to resign he got me a nice bonus.
    Even now we still golf together in Scottsdale, and he is always with me when I go see the lawyers.
    I wish anyone a boss like him.
    Leave us alone already…

  16. The EquilizerSeptember 14, 2017 at 7:37 PM

    When he got divorced the court sealed his file, which is exceptional, to hide from the public the truth about his personal ‘dirth”. Will they do same when time comes, hopefully soon, for his criminal trial…?!!

  17. Bounty hunterSeptember 12, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    When time comes to bring him back here from Scotsdale, I will be willing to do this one for free…

  18. Ordinary CanadianSeptember 10, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    To the victor belongs the spoils…

  19. Gal GadotSeptember 8, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    I happen to know his two young daughters, the ones he had with the first trophy wife.
    Nice kids.
    They must be so ashamed of him.
    Perhaps this is why they now reside with their mother in Vancouver.
    And I think that he is getting ready to go to jail, as he moved with the second trophy wife and their very young children (do not know that they are really his) from Tuxedo, Winnipeg to the MB town of Headingley, known mainly for its correctional facility….

  20. AvengerSeptember 3, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Well in order to beat a animal you must act like a animal playing fair against a idiot like katz it takes dirty tactics and use social media show the world his ugly Ness

    • Animal loverSeptember 4, 2017 at 1:47 AM

      I’m almost offended by the comparison.
      Animals do not steal.
      And if and when they do, it is only to provide for their most basic needs.
      I do not know that you can say this about this “Mayor”.

      • Jerry and TomSeptember 4, 2017 at 2:02 PM

        Never let the (fat, Tuxedo) cat watch the milk. Otherwise, you will be the author of your own misfortune…

  21. Art collectorSeptember 3, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    The picture is very allegorical.
    Long live King Katz…lol

  22. Children AdvocateSeptember 2, 2017 at 6:13 AM

    Children in Winnipeg’s inner city are going to school hungry!
    Yet, over 26K were spent on Katz portrait!
    I’m assuming his children are not among the hungry…

  23. Anthony WeinerSeptember 1, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Oy vey!
    This guy sounds like a ‘haza’, a pig that doesn’t fly straight.

  24. Baseball FanSeptember 1, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    Why didn’t they just name a city street after Katz.
    Cold have been much cheaper and less controversial.
    Go GuiltEyes Go!

  25. Good EaterSeptember 1, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    I hear that the City ordered food, for the portrait unveiling ceremony, from a restaurant owned by Katz, and that it was delicious…
    Unfortunately, I don’t recall being invited.

  26. The ObserverSeptember 1, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    Why wouldn’t they just move Katz portrait from City Hall to the Winnipeg Police new headquarters?
    Might be easier for the public, including Katz himself…, to view it in this much nicer and new building.