Chicago Red Light Camera Bribery Trial Starts Monday
But the nation’s largest red light camera program was created from a bribery scheme.
On Monday, the key figure in the bribery scandal will finally face trial in federal court according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Former Chicago Department of Transportation manager John Bills is accused of accepting over a million dollars in gifts, cars, property and cash in return for insuring Redflex Traffic Systems won and retained the contract for the city’s red light camera program.
While his attorney is expressing confidence, Bills will be fighting an uphill battle in court as alleged bagman Martin O’Malley and former Redflex CEO Karen Finley have already pleaded guilty and, along with another ex-Redflex employee are cooperating with federal prosecutors.
On Monday, jury selection for the trial will begin. The Sun-Times says the trial could last three weeks.
Here’s the Sun-Time’s full story, ” ‘The way business is done’: Red-light camera trial starts Monday.”