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Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo 115

An anonymous reader writes "The former CEO of Redflex, a major red light camera vendor, and John Bills, former Managing Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Transportation, have been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from a contract with the City of Chicago. According to the indictment, a friend of Bills was hired as a contractor and paid $2 million. Much of that money was then kicked back to Bills, who also got a Mercedes and a condominium via Redflex employees. The defendants are facing 23 counts including: mail fraud, wire fraud, and bribery. Each fraud count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years."
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Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

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  • Re:Well duh (Score:4, Informative)

    by Amtrak (2430376) on Monday August 18, 2014 @09:01AM (#47694115)
    Oh it's worse than you think. The Chicago Tribune has already caught the city randomly changing the rules of the cameras so that there are occasonal large spikes of tickets generated. The rule changes are things like removing turn on red or changing the speed approached to the light for ticket triggering. The Chicago Tribune's website has a whole section on the ongoing red light issues. [chicagotribune.com] Sorry some of it is pay walled but not all of it.

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