FBI probes misconduct of ‘gangster’ Illinois ‘super mayor,’ poster gal for ‘crooked Dem’

Democrat Mayor Tiffany Henyard has made headlines for her corrupt rule over the small village of Dolton, Illinois and now her gangster-like conduct has caught the attention of the FBI.

Henyard’s extravagant spending habits have made her into a poster gal for crooked Democrat politicians but it is her alleged shakedowns of local business owners that seem to have landed her on the feds’ radar.

Henyard, who has lived large on the taxpayer dime since her landslide 2021 election win, has been accused of using her power to retaliate against enemies and some of the perceived victims have spoken to federal agents amid mounting allegations of corruption.

One resident, 57-year-old Lawrence Gardner whose trucking business was shut down after he refused to renew a $3500 contribution said that he turned to federal law enforcement authorities after the city wouldn’t renew his business license.

(Video: YouTube/Fox 32 Chicago)

“The FBI came out and went to talk to me and I gave them all the paperwork that I had,” he told the New York Post. “They took photo copies … their division is public corruption.”

Gardner said that he had made an additional contribution but that Henyard demanded more.

“I made the payment,” the businessman said. “Then every year, she started coming and required the same thing, and we had a problem about that.”

After he refused to pay more money he said that officials accused him of illegally selling alcohol and yanked his license, Gardner insists that the allegations were untrue.

The FBI told him that they had received a number of complaints against the mayor “but they were just starting an investigation,” according to the New York Post.

Mayor Tiffany Henyard and the Village of Dolton have not received any subpoenas and have not been contacted by the FBI or any other law enforcement agency,” a Henyard spokesperson told the outlet.

The mayor has embraced the gangsta image, showing up at a 2023 Dolton Village board meeting dressed up like Nino Brown, the crime kingpin played by Wesley Snipes in the 1991 movie “New Jack City,” a stunt that some believe was intended to intimidate critics.

“I talked to a couple of agents and I explained to them what’s going on,” Gardner told Fox 32 Chicago. “I gave them all my paperwork to show them what was happening in court and what was happening in Dolton. And they told me they were investigating and would be in touch with me.”

Another Dolton business owner, Dewayne Wood has been having trouble getting his business license for his restaurant renewed for nearly a year.

The “Wood’s Kitchen” owner told Fox 32, “I’ve heard rumors that say hey I’m on the wrong team.”

“I think I’ve been targeted because of my association, affiliation with a certain group of people,” he said. “The trustees. I’ve cooked for the trustees,” he is not among those who have gone to the FBI.

Henyard doesn’t respond well to criticism, recently dishing out a tongue-lashing suggesting that she should be above reproach due to her belonging to a protected class.

“Y’all got false narratives out there, and y’all should be ashamed of y’all selves. Y’all black. Y’all are black! And y’all sitting up here beating and attacking on a black woman that’s in power. Y’all should be ashamed of y’all selves,” she said with her remarks going viral on social media.

The conduct of Henyard, Fulton County DA Fani Willis, and New York Attorney General Letitia James isn’t a good look for black women in positions of power.

Chris Donaldson


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