1. Who is Fred Spitzzeri?
Hustler Fred Spitzzeri turned up in DuPage County decades
ago, moving from the west side of Chicago. But Fred still
acts like a precinct captain in the Daley Machine. Fred may
“talk” Republican but he acts “pure Democrat,” as the facts
in this web site will confirm. “Steal, steal, steal” is the
Daley Family motto. “Steal, steal, steal” seems to be the
Spitzzeri modus operandi as well.
2. Fred Spitzzeri is looting the taxpayers of Naperville
The job of “township trustee” is a part-time, mostly
honorary position. Fred Spitzzeri turned the low—paying,
part-time position of township trustee into a personal gold
mine for himself and his family—all at the expense of
struggling Naperville Township taxpayers!
When Fred Spitzzeri was elected Naperville Township Trustee
he had a plan: he would quietly loot the township’s revenues
by voting to subsidize his family’s medical expenses. One of
Spitzzeri’s first actions as trustee was to vote full health
and dental insurance benefits for himself and his family.
Township officials had never considered the trustee’s
position one that merited full fringe benefits. In his first
term, Spitzzeri collected over $90,000 in benefits working
for taxpayers an average of two hours a month.
Spitzzeri would take a job paying $7,300 a year and collect
another $30,000 a year in secret fringe benefits? Fred knew.
In one term he managed to collect over $90,000 in “fringes.”
Spitzzeri scheme number two: Trustees, who then worked only
twice a month for a couple of hours, started meeting only
once a month at Spitzzeri's behest. Spitzzeri got the same
pay and benefits for half the work. Not bad for a "lawyer"
who could not pay his bills and had a mediocre law practice.
If Spitzzeri had disclosed he was going to vote himself huge
fringe benefits for a two-hour-a-month job, how many
Republicans would have voted for him as trustee? Hardly any.
Would taxpayers have supported Spitzzeri if they had known
in advance he was going to quietly award himself $91,000
infringe benefits for a two-hour-a-month job?
Taxpayers would have overwhelmingly rejected Spitzzeri if
they had known his secret plan to plunder township taxpayers
for his personal enrichment. He succeeded by making his
plans a "stealth" operation to enrich himself—when no one
Fred's gravy train has been reduced for his current term,
but he is still working 2 hours a month for "full" health
3. Spitzzeri is an embarrassment to the Republican Party and
DuPage County Bar Association
Spitzzeri is an embarrassment to the Republican Party and
the DuPage County Bar Association. Spitzzeri confirms the
stereotype of lawyers as greedy and sneaky. That’s
Naperville’s Fred Spitzzeri.
Spitzzeri is so greedy he has even billed the taxpayers for
his Chamber of Commerce luncheons, where he conducts his
personal legal business! Good work if you can get it.
Thank the Illinois Supreme Court for exposing Spitzzeri
Our thanks to the Illinois Supreme Court for ordering the
freedom-of-information release of public employee contracts
and payments. If you want us to send you Naperville
township’s FOIA disclosures, just ask. Our accusations
against Spitzzeri are backed up by public records!
5. Is Fred
Spitzzeri a successful lawyer? Hardly.
Fred Spitzzeri is actually a
failed lawyer. That’s why he has so much time to politick.
He doesn’t have many clients to show for decades as a
lawyer. Spitzzeri’s “law office” is part of an assemblage of
people sharing office space. Stop by and see for yourself,
“Suite J, 1801 N. Mill Street, Naperville." Not very
impressive. Some big-time lawyer Fred is. Now you know why
he went into politics: to chisel the taxpayers for the money
he needs to support his family, working two hours a month
and collecting thousands in fringe benefits for a position
with a minimal salary.
6. How about
Spitzzeri’s other dirty tricks? How about fixing judges?
Andy Martin caught judge
Bonnie Wheaton and Fred Spitzzeri meeting in secret and
scheming to fix a case in which Martin and Spitzzeri were
opposing each other. Wheaton said it was “OK” for lawyers
and judges to meet in secret. (If you don’t believe how
wacky Wheaton is ask for a copy of the transcripts.)
A lawyer who would try to fix a judge is a lawyer who would
be a fixed judge.
Fred Spitzzeri has shown he will always scheme to promote
himself and to profit personally; what kind of a “judge” do
you think Fred would be? For sale to the highest bidder.
7. Can you
believe Fred Spitzzeri is an “ethics advisor” to Naperville
Township? And teaches “ethics” at North Central College? What a
Fred Spitzzeri got himself
appointed “ethics advisor” to Naperville Township, while he
was voting himself secretive fringe benefits that quadrupled
his public salary. Some ethics.
Spitzzeri's "real ethics:" leech the taxpayers for every
penny he can. Spitzzeri is the type of "public servant" that
would take a low-paying honorary position, and then vote
himself a secretive package of fringe benefits to milk the
very voters that trusted him. Spitzzeri betrayed the
taxpayers of Naperville Township with his financial
Spitzzeri also teaches “ethics” to students at North Central
College. Let’s hope his students don’t turn out the way Fred
did, with his secretive schemes to steal from taxpayers.
8. Can you trust
a man who has already proven he can’t be trusted, to serve as a
DuPage County circuit judge?
The job of circuit judge is an
unusual one. Judges mostly work on their own. Their nominal
“supervisors,” the Court of Appeals, are not observing what
individual judges do on a day-to-day basis.
Spitzzeri has shown what he will do when he thinks no one is
looking: loot the taxpayers and corrupt the judicial process
with secret meetings and slimy behavior.
Can you trust this man—who has already proven he can’t be
trusted—to be a judge in DuPage County? No way.
Fred Spitzzeri is one of Illinois most greedy and corrupt
public officials. In 2008 he collected almost $36,000 from
the taxpayers of Naperville Township, for working less than
36 hours all year, an hourly rate of $1,000 an hour.
How many Naperville Township taxpayers know they are paying
Fred Spitzzeri a thousand-dollars-an-hour to serve as
township trustee? What a rip-off. What a crook. Fred may be
the highest paid “private” official in Illinois.
Fred Spitzzeri: part of the political kleptocracy that is
looting Illinois citizens ever day.
Fred Spitzzeri. He’s already proven he’s a Chicago-style
crook. Now he wants to be a DuPage County judge. Spitzzeri
calls his web site “FriendsforFred.” But Spitzzeri is no
friend of Naperville Township taxpayers.
Attention Republicans: just say no to Fred Spitzzeri. He’s a
greedy and corrupt public official who gives Republicans a
sleazy image. Spitzzeri is the kind of thief that gives
honest lawyers and public servants a bad name.
Disclosure: This web site is sponsored as a public service for
every DuPage County voter and taxpayer, even though—so far--Fred
Spitzzeri has only looted from Naperville Township taxpayers.
The site is produced by Andy Martin. Andy has been fighting
crooked politicians in both parties for over forty years. Go to
www.AndyMartin.com for details.
To contact Andy:
Andy Martin for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Tel. (866) 706-2639
Fax (866) 707-2639