Former President Barack Obama’s ex-campaign manager David Plouffe received a $90,000 fine on Thursday for illegally lobbying Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of Uber.
The Chicago Board of Ethics found he violated ethics rules. He didn’t register as a lobbyist after contacting Rahm. Uber was also fined $2,000.
Uber hired him because they wanted an amendment to laws making it difficult for them to pick up fares at airports.
It came to light after lawsuits accused Emanuel of breaking the state open record law. As a result of those lawsuits, Rahm had to release hundreds of email. Among them was an email sent to him from Plouffe on November, 20, 2015[…]