In Cicero, Illinois, town president Larry Dominick has come under serious scrutiny after a former town employee alleged he was fired due to his race and his wife’s occupation.
Merced Rojas is suing Dominick for alleging he was illegally fired. The lawsuit claims that Dominick referred to Latinos “spics,” “wetbacks” and “illegal fu*king immigrants”.
The lawsuit also states Dominick possessed ill will towards Rojas because of his wife, Ana Maria Montes de Oca-Rojas, who is part of the family that runs El Dia, a weekly newspaper that has been critical of Dominick.
El Dia was closely aligned with former Cicero town President Betty Loren-Matese before she was arrested in 2002 then incarcerated for her role in a scheme that took $12 million from the city.
In early 2005, Dominick was elected and the writers atEl Dia expressed their distaste for him, and shortly after, Rojas was fired from his position as a handy. He had worked for the city since 1995.