Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Comptroller Amer Ahmad: A Diary, the Fugitive, the FBI, the FIA, and Birth Certificates

Ahmad served as Chicago comptroller from April 2011 until he abruptly resigned last summer. He fled the country via Mexico, and was detained after landing in the Pakistani city of Lahore with a forged visa, passport and birth certificate as well as $176,000 in cash [...]

Ahmad titled his diary “Journey to Freedom: Who said escaping injustice would be easy?” which was found on his laptop computer, which Pakistani authorities confiscated when they detained him upon his arrival Monday [...]

Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40: 2012" Profile: Amer Ahmad, 38, Comptroller, City of Chicago ... What's next? Government pension reform, he says, adding with a smile, "Sometimes I miss the private sector." [...]

According to the law, a child – regardless of age – who arrives in Pakistan is allowed landing permission if his parents are of Pakistani origin. Pakistani FIA authories, after learning that the accused is wanted by the FBI in a financial fraud case and that Interpol has also issued red notices for his arrest, felt bound to prevent another escape [...]

Pakistan Denies FBI access to Amer Ahmad: Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) remains unwavering in its response that US authorities must follow protocol and contact the government if they want to communicate with him.“He is singing the national anthem and praying in custody. He says, ‘I want to live and die here and will not go back.’” [...]

Birth Certificate or Certificates? FIA have found Ahmad’s birth certificate issued from the Lahore Union Council No93 with the stamp of the respective Secretary Union Council on April 24, 2014. This certificate issued on the form titled ‘Birth Certificate’, Government of the Punjab. In contrast, a certificate of live birth issued by the Ohio Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics, available with The Express Tribune, Ahmed is mentioned as being born in the state of Ohio in the US on September 21, 1974 [...]

Copy of Amer Ahmad diary [...]