Billionaire Penny Pritzker, Obama Possibe Commerce Secretary Pick, Has a ‘Shady Past’

Another questionable pick by President Obama to fill out his Cabinet is Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker as his next Secretary of Commerce. The Atlantic Wire reports that “there’s only one problem. She and her secretive family have been caught up in some pretty dodgy commercial ventures including but not limited to dodging taxes and running a bank that specialized in subprime mortgages.”

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.