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Significant Activity Report: State of Illinois v. Abd Ayesh

On January 27th, 2015, former Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) tax and license compliance supervisor Abd Ayesh pleaded guilty to official misconduct and theft of cigarette cartons confiscated by BACP. The Circuit Court of Cook County sentenced Ayesh to two years of probation to include the completion of the Treatment Alternative for … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 4th Quarter 2014 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from October 1 through December 31, 2014 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here. a recent guilty plea in a federally charged kickback scheme relating to the City’s former red-light camera vendor, the recent state court indictment of a former City tow truck driver charged with … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Elizabeth Perino

On December 18th, 2014, Elizabeth Perino was charged for federal indictment with mail and wire fraud for her part in defrauding the City of Chicago MWBE program. The indictment, which followed a joint investigation by OIG and FBI, alleges that Perino, through her company, Perdel Contracting Company, acted as a pass-through on a multi-million dollar … [Read More…]

2015 Audit Plan of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General

The 2015 Audit Plan for the OIG’s Audit & Program Review Section is posted here. If you have suggestions for the 2015 plan, or would like to register your comments and concerns of the 2015 plan, please fill out the form available at this link.

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

Significant Activity Report:United States of America v. Martin O’Malley 14-CR-315-2 (U.S.D.C. ND IL) On December 10, 2014, Martin O’Malley entered a voluntary plea of guilty for conspiracy to commit federal program bribery, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371. In entering this plea O’Malley agrees that he conspired to corruptly solicit and to accept cash payments and other personal … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States of America v. Guy Potter and Matthew Giovenco

Significant Activity Report:United States of America v. Guy Potter and Matthew Giovenco 11-CR-316 (U.S.D.C. ND IL) On December 9, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed thedistrict court’s rulings in the case of United States v. Guy Potter and Matthew Giovenco 11-CR-316 (U.S.D.C. ND IL). The appellants, Guy Potter and … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States of America v. Daniel Rankins

Significant Activity Report: United States of America v. Daniel Rankins 13-CR-331 (U.S.D.C. ND IL) On December 1, 2014, Daniel Rankins pled guilty to devising or intending to devise a scheme and participating in a scheme to defraud the City of Chicago in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 157.  Rankins faces a maximum sentence of up to five … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: State of Illinois v. Lennie Perry, et al.

Significant Activity Report: State of Illinois v. Lennie Perry, et al., 14CR-18627 (Cir. Ct. of Cook Cty) On October 30, 2014, Lennie Perry, a former Pool Motor Truck Driver for the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, was arraigned on an indictment returned by a Cook County grand jury on October 17, 2014. The … [Read More…]

Audit of DOB Elevator Inspections

OIG’s audit of 2013 elevator inspections found that the Department of Buildings (DOB) was not in compliance with the municipal code’s (MCC) inspection requirements. According to available records OIG determined that, 66% of buildings covered by MCC § 13-20-100 did not receive an annual elevator inspection in 2013; 62% of violations for inspected elevators cited from … [Read More…]

Inspector General’s Statement to City Council Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety

Opening Statement of the Inspector General Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety regarding Red Light Cameras, October 28, 2014 Chairman Burnett, and members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to speak this afternoon about the Office of Inspector General’s report on the Red-Light Camera program, which is a matter of great public interest … [Read More…]