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. The DonaldAugust 31, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Lock him up!
    Lock him up!!
    Lock him up!!!

  2. Pro Bono LawyerAugust 31, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Why does it take so long to make Katz and the others face justice…?
    Petty shoplifters are arrested on the spot, and are being prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
    So much for ‘Justice for all’…
    Go Goldeyes go!

    • JurorAugust 31, 2017 at 6:10 PM

      Who are you kidding?
      There isn’t really any Pro Bono legal work done in Winnipeg.
      And divorce lawyers can be particularly costly.
      And this is probably why Katz felt compelled to steal.
      He has my full sympathy…

  3. Fan of the three monkeysAugust 31, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    I used to be very close with Katz.
    I was helping him carry the bags of money to the car, daily.
    In return he arranged for a parking spot for me, right in front of city hall’s door.
    I also got a nice bonus when resigning.
    I even bumped into him a few times in Arizona, but it was always accidental and brief…

  4. Bernie SandersAugust 30, 2017 at 11:40 PM

    In a city such as Winnipeg, a portrait of the late, down-to-earth, Brian Sinclair would have been much more appropriate.
    And I take no issue if it belongs more at City Hall or at Gail Asper’s Human Rights Museum…

    • Howard TennenhouseAugust 31, 2017 at 8:07 AM

      When a lawyer I never had the pleasure of representing this late Brian Sinclair.
      What a waste…

      • The GuardianSeptember 1, 2017 at 10:36 PM

        No worries.
        Can not be held against you, Howie.
        Everybody knows that you have done a lot of good in your time as lawyer.

      • The GurdainSeptember 1, 2017 at 10:31 PM

        Yes, you would have probably tried to borrow money of him…

  5. Marc ChagallAugust 30, 2017 at 11:24 PM

    If asked by Katz himself, I would have paint this portrait for much less!
    Moving forward, if he is ever jailed, I shall use my paint brush to add bars to it…

  6. Ron JeremyAugust 30, 2017 at 10:31 PM

    What is that this Katz has, that I don’t…?!! lol

  7. Jared KushnerAugust 30, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    Looks more like a creepy clown than like a mobster.
    Having said this, you can not really judge a thief by his looks…

    • Edward MezvinskyAugust 30, 2017 at 10:36 PM

      Unlikely us Jared, Katz is a self-made man.
      We have to give him that much…

  8. Arnold RothsteinAugust 30, 2017 at 6:20 PM

    Comparing to this Winnipeg finest, I could have been considered a saint…

  9. Ben ('Bugsy') SiegelAugust 30, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    A modern day (white-color) mobster…

  10. Ben (Bugsy) SiegelAugust 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    A modern day (white-color) mobster, taking free-of-tax money from hard working taxpayers…

  11. Ben (Bugsy) SiegelAugust 30, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    A modern day white-color mobster, taking money -free of tax- from hard working and low paid honest tax payers…

  12. Meyer LanskyAugust 30, 2017 at 7:29 AM

    Not one straight bone in this former Mayor…

    • Ron JeremyAugust 31, 2017 at 8:05 AM

      At the picture of him admiring his portrait, he does seem to have a boner…

      • Passionate eyeAugust 31, 2017 at 6:14 PM

        Sorry Jeremy.
        I tried real hard and couldn’t see anything.
        Not even a small sign…