Man Shows Cop Wad Of Cash During Attempted Bribe

CHICAGO (STMW)- A man selling loose cigarettes on the sly who allegedly tried to bribe a Chicago Police officer by asking him if they could “work something out’’ while showing the officer a fistful of cash Friday on the South Side was ordered held on $10,000 bond Saturday.

Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered Saddam A. Imtairah, 30, of the 400 block of East 79th St., held on $10,000 bond, according to a Cook County Criminal Court clerk.

Imtairah allegedly attempted to offer the officer a bribe to “forget about it,’’ said a Gresham District police lieutenant. Imtairah was charged with bribery of a public officer following the Friday afternoon incident.

About 3:15 p.m. police noticed Imtairah allegedly selling loose cigarettes, which is not legal, at an establishment at the 79th Street address, according to the lieutenant.

When the officer told Imtairah that he could be cited with a city code violation, Imtairah allegedly showed the officer several bills in a roll and allegedly asked “Can we work something out?’’ according to the lieutenant.

Imtairah is scheduled to appear in Far South Felony Court, (Br. 38), Aug. 5, according to the clerk.

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  • Bluto Says

    I think we all owe the police a pat on the back.
    Selling cigarettes one at a time, crime doesn’t get much worse than that.
    And everyday these highly paid servants of the city keep us safe from exposure to high profile criminals like this. THANK YOU OFFICERS!

    If they weren’t doing this they would just be bothering drug dealers and thieves.

  • jOSH

    I am just curious?
    Was the Wad Of Cash as they call it, SINGLES?

    He might have fared better with those who Protect and Serve us had they been twenties?

  • Geery

    I’ll sleep a lot easier tonight knowing this sting operation involving the swat team I bet got this hardened criminal off the steets.
    I wouldn’t be surprised that he was raking in 3 to 5 dollars a day at this activity.
    Maybe they might think of working on the Violent Mobs attacking lone WHITES on almost a daily basis. Do it boys the donuts can wait?

  • Mike


  • Gregory Lewis


  • Dog and Pony Show

    The above 5 idiots are looking for a leader. quick somebody call the ex-mayor.

  • Bea

    Had this ‘harmless’ situation at my bus stop. Woman selling cigarettes and then she was joined by lowlifes drinking their morning beverage out of paper bags. None of these citizens had jobs or were taking the bus. Begging from the foul crew went to from harassment to threats, filthy language and shoving. Bus shelter was a pigsty with garbage, empties and urine on the ground and seats. Travelers taking the bus could no longer use shelter so I did call the police for this ‘harmless’ crime. Our police handled this and going to work in the morning stopped being a perilous event.

  • Little Wad Gets No Respect

    Little wad no love.

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