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Follow-Up on BACP Taxicab Medallion Auction and Safety Inspections

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its March 2015 audit of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection’s (BACP) administration of taxicab regulations in 2013. OIG concludes that BACP has implemented corrective actions related to three of the original four audit findings. Corrective action on the … [Read More…]

Revenue Inspector Sentenced To 12 Months Probation For Extortion

A former Revenue Inspector for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Amy St. Eve to 12 months’ probation as a result of his conviction of extortion under color of official right. ELIAS GARZA, 55, of Chicago pled guilty in February 2011 to a … [Read More…]

Audit of BACP Taxicab Medallion Auction and Safety Inspections

Taxicab regulation generates a significant amount of revenue for the City, in 2013 medallion transfer fees alone generated $6.5 million. OIG’s audit examined taxicab regulation during 2013, focusing on the medallion auction process and taxicab safety inspections. In 2013 the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) held the first medallion auction since 2010, when it … [Read More…]

Audit of BACP’s Business Compliance and Enforcement Division

The Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Department plays an important role in protecting the public’s health and safety as well as City revenues. BACP inspects businesses for code violations, expired food, expired baby formula, and unstamped (or untaxed) cigarettes, among other items. The sale of unstamped cigarettes is a particularly challenging problem for Chicago, which … [Read More…]

Audit of BACP Business License Process

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an audit of the City’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Business License Process. The audit focused on the period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. “OIG auditors found that BACP’s license issuance operations were effective and efficient,” said Inspector General Joe … [Read More…]