Public Reports

OIG Review of the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreements

This year, the City and its unionized workforce will negotiate new collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). The terms and conditions of employment for over 90 percent of the more than 30,000 City workers, ranging from salary schedules and vacation policies to staffing rules and disciplinary procedures, will be on the table. Such an opportunity to reassess … [Read More…]

Progress Report on the Procurement Reform Task Force

  On May 27, 2015, Mayor Rahm Emanuel convened the Chicago Procurement Reform Task Force (PRTF). PRTF was co-chaired by the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and the Inspector General (OIG) for the City of the Chicago, and included the CEO, Executive Director, or Chancellor of six of the City’s sister agencies: the Chicago Public Schools … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Timothy Mason

On May 02, 2017, Timothy Mason, owner of green tech startup 350Green LLC, pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining over $1.7 million in federal grants. United States v. Timothy Mason, et al., 15 CR 102 (ND IL). 350Green installed and maintained charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles in Chicago and elsewhere. As part of a 2010 … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Roberto Uribe

On March 28, 2017, former City of Chicago Building Inspector Roberto Uribe was sentenced to a two year term of probation, including 6 months of home confinement during non-working hours, for soliciting a bribe from a building owner. United States v. Roberto Uribe, 16-CR-228 (ND IL). In October 2016, Uribe pleaded guilty to one count of … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Elizabeth Perino

On March 16, 2017, former City of Chicago contractor Elizabeth Perino was sentenced to a year and a day term of federal imprisonment for defrauding the City’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) program. United States v. Elizabeth Perino, 11-CR-492 (ND IL). In June of 2016, a jury returned guilty verdicts against Perino on three … [Read More…]

Significant Activity: City of Chicago Settlement with RedFlex

On February 03, 2017, the RedFlex Traffic Systems, Inc. and Redflex Holdings, Ltd. agreed to pay $20 million in restitution and compensatory damages to the City of Chicago. The settlement followed a years long investigation into allegations of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery in association with the City’s red-light camera program. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s statement … [Read More…]

OIG 2017 Audit Plan

The 2017 Audit Plan for OIG’s Audit & Program Review Section is posted here..

Significant Activity Report: United States of America v. Karen Finley

On November 10, 2016, United States District Court Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced Karen Finley, former chief executive officer of Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., to a 30-month term of imprisonment for her role in a multi-year kickback scheme perpetrated in connection with the City’s red-light camera program. United States v. Karen Finley, 14-CR-135-3 (U.S.D.C. ND IL). … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Roberto Uribe

On October 20, 2016, former City of Chicago building inspector Roberto Uribe pleaded guilty to one count of attempted extortion, 18 U.S.C. § 1951, for soliciting a bribe from a building owner in the course of his official duties. United States v. Roberto Uribe, 16 CR228 (U.S.D.C. ND IL). Earlier this year, Uribe resigned from the City in … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States of America v. Martin O’Malley

September 12, 2016, United States District Court Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced Martin O’Malley to a six month term of imprisonment for his role as a middleman in a multi-year kickback scheme perpetrated in connection with the City’s red-light camera program. United States v. Martin O’Malley 14-CR-315-2 (U.S.D.C. ND IL). As part of the sentence, Judge Kendall also entered an … [Read More…]