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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…]

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 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…]

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…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. John Bills

On January 26, 2016, following a two week trial, a jury in the Northern District of Illinois found John Bills, a former assistant transportation commissioner for the City of Chicago, guilty on all twenty counts twenty counts, including federal corruption and filing false tax returns, for his role in multi-year kickback scheme perpetrated in connection … [Read More…]

Retired Chicago Official Arrested On Federal Bribery Charge

On May 14th the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division in Chicago, and the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General announced the arrest of John Bills. Bills was arrested for allegedly accepting cash and personal benefits totaling hundreds of thousands of … [Read More…]