Federal prosecutors want a 10-year prison sentence for a former Chicago official convicted of taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Federal prosecutors filed a memo with the court asking U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall to consider a 10-year sentence "as a floor" for John Bills.
An ex-vice president at Chicago's former red light camera vendor says he gave more than $14,000 in gifts to a then-Chicago official on trial for allegedly taking bribes to steer red-light camera contracts.
A trial is set to begin for a former Chicago transportation official accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts to steer more than $100-million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix-based company.
A Chicago politician was found guilty today of taking a 7-thousand dollar bribe. Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith took the bribe in exchange for supporting a daycare center’s application for state money.