Say it ain't so Tam. (HT Abovethelaw.com)
Pictured above is Tamara Tanzillo. An ethics complaint was filed against her for MissBehavior. From Abovethelaw.com:
"14. In August, 2009, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office filed charges against Respondent for telephone harassment . . . related to a complaint made to the Rantoul police. The woman who filed the complaint (“complainant”) and the Respondent were both dating the same individual. The complainant alleged that Respondent sent text messages and made telephone calls threatening to keep their mutual acquaintance from getting or keeping a job with the State of Illinois if he continued to see the complainant. The complainant further alleged that Respondent called her a “f***ing b****” and made threats against her life and advised the victim that their mutual acquaintance had taught her how to fire a gun."
Criminal charges were dropped. However, with the rep that redheads have with their temper, you don't want to cross one, particularly one who's politically connected with a firearm. There's more:
"6. During 2008, in violation of HFS's Internet Usage and Data Security Administration Policies (HFS Employee Handbook, Section 635, 3.9.2 and 3.9.3), which permit use of internet access only for business purposes and not for personal use, Respondent used her computer for personal use, including displaying sexually explicit material and nude photos of herself and others, despite having been warned to cease the use of her computer for those purposes. Prior to May of 2008, Respondent was warned by the HFS Inspector General that she was to cease using her Chicago and Springfield computers for personal matters. Notwithstanding the warning, forensic examinations in May and June of 2008 and February of 2009 confirmed that Respondent continued to utilize the computers for personal matters, including the display of images of nudity and strong sexual content.
21. In 2007, at an after-hours event for the opening of the Chicago office of two lobbyists, Respondent was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and fell to the floor screaming, then ran outside into traffic.
22. In February 2008, at approximately 5:30-6:00 a.m., Respondent called the guard of her Springfield office building and stated that she was unclothed in a car outside and further stated that she required something to wrap around her in order to enter the building. A while later, two women brought Respondent a coat to cover herself, and all three entered the building, with Respondent wearing the coat wrapped around her, covering her head and face.
23. On two different occasions, Respondent exposed her breasts to female co-workers to request their opinion on the results of her breast augmentation surgery.
24. On April 2, 2008, Respondent entered J.P. Kelly’s, a tavern in Springfield, and exposed her breasts to two State officials, after which Respondent conversed with those officials for several minutes. At the time of the incident, Respondent was also unsteady on her feet and had been drinking."
So according to this complaint, she drinks and is an exhibitionist. Now for the kicker: Who's being blamed for all this? None other than convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Tanzillo’s lawyer, Stephen Komie has stated the following:
"An attorney for Tamara Tanzillo, 52, says the complaint from the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is in retaliation for Tanzillo's refusal to fall in line with improper orders during the Rod Blagojevich administration.
"She's feeling the penalty imposed for refusing to do political work while employed by the state," said Stephen Komie, who last month filed a 32-page whistle-blower lawsuit on Tanzillo's behalf.
Komie said he vigorously will defend his client against the allegations in the complaint."
Quite the spin doctor. So once again a man is being blamed for a woman's bad behavior. Playing the "it's his fault" card. If she did all this stuff, she must take responsibility for it. Especially since Blago's already going to the joint for 14 years.
Tamara Ann Tanzillo Complaint
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