In regard to the article in Wednesday Journal's June 29 issue about Frank "Butch" Diederich ("Fired street sweeper again denied appeal"), I was one of the employees that did the job at his house and was also terminated.
Mr. Diederich knew it was wrong to have the Water and Sewer Department do the work at his house because he also worked in the Water and Sewer Department at one time. But why pay thousands of dollars to a professional plumber when you can just buy pizza for the men who did the work?
Mr. Diederich should have been prosecuted and put in jail in addition to being fired for his involvement in theft of services, but the Village of Oak Park does not have the brains to prosecute employees that have stolen from the village.
Mr. Diederich is crying that he needs a lung transplant. I say that is not Oak Park's problem or Trustee Bob Milstein's concern. I was fired for not telling the police about the job at Butch's house. I was doing what my supervisor told me to do, and I thought my job was in jeopardy if I were to tell. You don't see me crying, do ya?
Now Mr. Diederich is crying to Bob Milstein, and dear old Bob wants to get him reinstated.
Sorry Bob, wake up and mind your own business and don't try to get involved with employees who steal services from the Village of Oak Park's tax payers. You forget you are a trustee and a tax payer also.
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