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