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OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2016 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2016 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2016 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its third quarter report for 2016 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from July 1 through September 30, 2016. In … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2016 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from July 1 through September 30, 2016 are summarized below: An OIG advisory on Officer Involved Weapons Discharge Reporting suggested that the City articulate a clear vision of purpose for use-of-force reporting and that it commit to robust reporting—OIG determined that, prior to 2015, use-of-force reporting was inaccurate and incomplete. In response, the Mayor’s … [Read More…]

OIG 2017 Draft Audit Plan

OIG’s annual audit plans include information on audits that OIG is currently considering for 2017, follow-up audits that are likely to occur in 2017, ongoing projects, and audits completed year-to-date. OIG is soliciting comments from City Council, City Hall, and the public. OIG will consider all comments in finalizing its 2017 Audit Plan. The 2017 … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of DSS Garbage Collection Performance Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its April 2015 audit of the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s (DSS) Garbage Collection Performance Measurement. OIG concludes that DSS has begun to implement corrective actions related to the audit findings. The purpose of the 2015 audit was to determine DSS’s … [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…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Caroline Walters

On September 1, 2016, United States District Court Judge Robert M. Dow sentenced Caroline Walters to a 6 months term of imprisonment, 2 years of supervision, and $575,000 restitution, in joint and several liability with co-defendant Laurance H. Freed, in connection with a City of Chicago Tax Increment Financing (TIF) note issued for the redevelopment … [Read More…]

FORMER CITY OF CHICAGO TRANSPORTATION OFFICIAL SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS FOR CORRUPTION IN AWARDING OF RED-LIGHT CAMERA CONTRACTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO – The former assistant transportation commissioner for the city of Chicago was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison for his role in a corruption scheme involving the city’s red-light camera contracts. A jury in January convicted JOHN BILLS, 55, of Chicago, on all counts against him. The conviction included nine … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. John Bills

On August 29, 2016, United States District Court Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced John Bills, a former assistant transportation commissioner for the City of Chicago, to a 10 year term of imprisonment, followed by 1 year of probation for his role in a multi-year kickback scheme perpetrated in connection with the City’s red-light camera program. United States … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Determines IPRA Reporting Inaccurate and Incomplete

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Determines IPRA Reporting Inaccurate and Incomplete In an advisory released today, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Independent Police Review Authority’s (IPRA) public reporting of officer use of force was inaccurate and incomplete prior to 2015. … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Use-of-Force Reporting

OIG has determined that the public reporting by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) on the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) use of force prior to 2015 was inaccurate and incomplete, and that IPRA could improve its reporting procedures to provide meaningful transparency, improve accountability, build public trust, and, ultimately, bolster public safety. OIG determined that … [Read More…]