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Chicago Tribune
Australian Federal Police probe Redflex over red light camera bribes in ChicagoThe Australian parent company of Chicago's former red light camera company is u
Australian Federal Police probe Redflex over red light camera bribes in Chicago
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
The Australian parent company of Chicago's former red light camera company is under investigation by Australia's Federal Police for the role its former employees played in the $2 million bribery scheme that brought red light cameras to Chicago and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Australian Federal Police to investigate RedflexThe Australian parent company of Chicago's former red-light camera company is u
Australian Federal Police to investigate Redflex
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
The Australian parent company of Chicago's former red-light camera company is under federal investigation by Australia's Federal Police for the role its former employees played in the $2 million bribery scheme that brought red-light cameras to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The air John Bills breathed in City Hall convinced him corruption is OKNot much ambiguity in this verdict: Before Earth finished even one trip around
The air John Bills breathed in City Hall convinced him corruption is OK
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
Not much ambiguity in this verdict: Before Earth finished even one trip around the sun, federal jurors found former City Hall official John Bills guilty of all 20 counts — mail fraud, wire fraud, extortion, bribery, conspiracy, tax evasion — in his... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
city official convicted in red light cameras trialA federal jury Tuesday convicted John Bills on all charges of a 20-count indict
city official convicted in red light cameras trial
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
A federal jury Tuesday convicted John Bills on all charges of a 20-count indictment that alleged the former city official took up to $2 million in bribes and gifts in return for steering tens of millions of dollars in red light camera contracts to an... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Testimony ends in red light camera bribery trial of ex-Chicago officialTestimony wrapped up in the red light camera trial Friday as the defense put on
Testimony ends in red light camera bribery trial of ex-Chicago official
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
Testimony wrapped up in the red light camera trial Friday as the defense put on John Bills' wife and best friend in a bid to show the wad of cash the longtime city official frequently flashed wasn't from payoffs but rather his healthy side business... Read more
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NBC Chicago
'Mastermind' of Jewelry Heist Ring SentencedA Chicago man who pleaded guilty last year to leading a robbery ring that struc
'Mastermind' of Jewelry Heist Ring Sentenced
NBC Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
A Chicago man who pleaded guilty last year to leading a robbery ring that struck a gas station and three jewelry stores was sentenced to 31 years in federal prison on Friday. Federal prosecutors say that Palo Brown and his crew robbed or attempted... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Red light camera trial offers rare glimpse into City Hall intrigueDuring the two-week trial in one of largest bribery schemes ever to envelop Cit
Red light camera trial offers rare glimpse into City Hall intrigue
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
During the two-week trial in one of largest bribery schemes ever to envelop City Hall, federal prosecutors tossed around the names of such powerful political luminaries as Michael Madigan, Richard Daley and Edward Burke. But the focus has been on a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Prosecutors rest case in red light camera bribery trial of ex-Chicago officialFederal prosecutors rested their case Friday in the red light camera bribery tr
Prosecutors rest case in red light camera bribery trial of ex-Chicago official
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Federal prosecutors rested their case Friday in the red light camera bribery trial after a flurry of witnesses designed to prove that the City Hall political insider at the center of the case evaded income taxes by not reporting his bribes. Before... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Limo company must pay nearly $400,000 for overtime violationsA federal judge has ordered a Chicago limousine company to pay nearly $400,000
Limo company must pay nearly $400,000 for overtime violations
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
A federal judge has ordered a Chicago limousine company to pay nearly $400,000 in overtime back pay and damages for failing to pay drivers for time spent cleaning their cars and waiting for customers. Town & Country Limousine must pay 34 drivers... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Trial of central figure in red-light camera scandal enters 2nd weekOne of the most brazen City Hall corruption cases in Chicago's storied history
Trial of central figure in red-light camera scandal enters 2nd week
Chicago Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
One of the most brazen City Hall corruption cases in Chicago's storied history of graft enters its second week of testimony Tuesday with both sides sorting through a decade of lies. The trial centers on what federal authorities say was the massive... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Friends say red light camera figure always paid with wads of cashA half-dozen friends and acquaintances of the former city official accused of t
Friends say red light camera figure always paid with wads of cash
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
A half-dozen friends and acquaintances of the former city official accused of taking bribes to install red light cameras took the witness stand Friday to detail his practice of using wads of cash to pay for everything from rent to plane tickets. One... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Witness mistakenly introduces self to jury in red-light camera trialIn a bizarre twist in the red-light camera bribery trial, a prosecution witness
Witness mistakenly introduces self to jury in red-light camera trial
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
In a bizarre twist in the red-light camera bribery trial, a prosecution witness inadvertently showed up in the juror room Friday morning and introduced herself to each of the jurors. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall delayed the start of the... Read more

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