City Pays Out $85,000 To Wrongly Ticketed Driver
Remember Mark Geinosky?
He was the gentleman who seemed to be the target of some sort of parking ticket vendetta perpetuated by one or more Chicago police officers back in 2007.
He kept on receiving violation notices from the city for parking tickets he never received, at places he never had been.
While he fought and won all the tickets, Geinosky filed complaints with the Chicago Police Department. Initially, the complaints went nowhere until the Chicago Tribune’s Jon Yates, the Problem Solver columnist, stepped in to shine a bright light on Geinosky’s plight.
Investigations finally took place. One cop quit, another lost his job over an unrelated issue, two others were disciplined and a fifth is serving in the military overseas.
Finally, after five years, Geinosky can put the entire matter behind him.
Because according to the Chicago Tribune, the city settled with Geinosky and agreed to pay him $85,000.
According to the story, Geinosky is frustrated he never found out why he was the target of the parking ticket attack, but is happy with the settlement.
Here’s the full story, “Problem Solver: Ticketgate ends in settlement.”