A wannabe rapper with a colorful criminal history has managed to find himself in the middle of not one, but two separate Chicago police investigations this month. Both cases involve the content of videos posted online by 39-year-old Eric “Chicago Blaxican” Jaglicic.
Jaglicic, of Oak Lawn, was questioned yesterday by Chicago police about a series of “threatening music videos he made and emails sent to current and former public officials,” CBS2’s Charlie De Mar reported Wednesday night. The station did not identify Jaglicic by name because no charges had been filed.
Police are investigating potential threats against former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, current Attorney General Kwame Raoul, and Raoul’s chief deputy contained in a recent video that Jaglicic posted online, CBS2 reported.
But Chicago police have been investigating the content of another Jaglicic video since at least July 3.
That video features surveillance footage of Chicago Police Supt. David Brown and his security detail arriving at a residence and sitting in a recording studio. The video also shows Jaglicic drinking while seated in what initially appears to be a CPD squad car and dancing on top of a command van that’s emblazoned with CPD-like graphics.
When CWBChicago asked the police department about the video on July 3, a spokesperson said only that “an investigation regarding the content of this video has been initiated.”
The spokesperson declined to comment about whether Brown knew he was being recorded or why Brown went to the recording studio in the first place.
A CPD source said the vehicles seen in Jaglicic’s video are props used by the “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Fire” television shows. The department said markings on police vehicles seen in the video “do not look authentic.”
Over a year ago, Jaglicic posted yet another video that shows him standing in a straitjacket while a terrorist character stands nearby with a knife.
Jaglicic’s character then runs down a list of people he’s “gonna kill when I get out of here”: Lisa Madigan, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, now-retired Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, former CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy, and now-former Mayor Rahm Emmanuel lead the list.
In 2008, Jaglicic pleaded guilty to perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with a scam in which he collected $1.6 million from suburban residents who thought they were investing in an Adam Sandler movie to be called “The Record Deal.” The movie project never existed.
The movie scam was the focus of a 2014 installment of CNBC’s “American Greed” crime series.