Gary Kimmel Scandal Archive

Pimp Dentist Pleads Guilty

Today that, as many have long suspected would happen, Marina City's formerly alleged pimp dentist (and former board member), Gary Kimmel, pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering in connection with a national prostitution ring operated out of several of Kimmel's condo apartments. Read More

New Kimmel Scandal Indictee: “Some of my best girls were minors…”

A surprise development in the Gary Kimmel hooker scandal, the Marina City story that just keeps on giving. One 35-year-old Jody Spears was indicted in federal court on charges of sex trafficking involving minors as young as 14 years old. According to an FBI affidavit, Spears is quoted as saying, 'Some of my best girls were minors'--and identifying dentist Gary S. Kimmel as a 'business partner.' Read More

Marina City Sues…Marina City

You knew it had to happen. After a year of growing discontent with the current notorious state of affairs at Marina City, late last month a group of Marina City resident-owners filed suit against the condominium association for the twin 60-story corncobs, alleging the current voting proxy system in use by the condo board effectively undermines the intent of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Read More

John Hancock: How the Other Half Lives

If you've lived in one Chicago high-rise, you've lived in them all? Not by a longshot. While residents of Marina City allege deeply entrenched condo board mismanagement in the wake of board member Gary S. Kimmel's federal indictment on prostitution-related money-laundering charges, the situation couldn't be more different for residents of Chicago's other midcentury modernist residential skyscraper: the John Hancock Center. Read More

Kimmelgate: Read the USDOJ Complaint and Indictment

Much has been said about Gary Kimmel and his federal indictment on money-laundering charges for allegedly helping a national prostitution ring operate out of Marina City. An informed opinion is always a better opinion. So for the sake of fairness, here are links to the U.S. Department of Justice documents relating to the case. These PDF files contain the full text of the complaint and indictment against Dr. Kimmel. You be the judge... Read More

Kimmelgate Update: No Rudder, Sinking Fast

Resident discontent stemming from last week's high-rise hooker scandal involving former condo board member Gary Kimmel continues to grow here at Marina City. A 'Security Meeting' last night--the first for well over a year--billed in advance as a 'Q & A Session' with Marina City's security contractor allowed for no questions until an hour into the meeting when residents pointed out the oversight. And we wonder how Kimmelgate happened. Read More