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Former Brookins Aide Pleads Guilty To Taking $7,500 Bribe

A former chief of staff to Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.


Gregory Garibay (Credit: CBS)

10th Chicago Cop Charged In Federal Probe Of Tow Truck Scams

A 10th Chicago police officer has been indicted in the FBI’s ongoing investigation of a scheme in which tow truck operators were paying bribes to cops who steered them work.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Harold Rodriguez (Credit: Cook County State's Attorney)

Cop Charged For Taking $5,000 Bribe To ‘Forget’ Traffic Stop

A Chicago Police officer was charged Wednesday with soliciting and accepting a $5,000 bribe to let a person go after a traffic stop.


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Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Taking Bribe In Criminal Case

A Chicago Police officer has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe in connection with a criminal case.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Enough Evidence To Punish State Rep. Derrick Smith, Panel Finds

A special Illinois House investigative committee has issued a report finding lawmakers have enough evidence to punish state Rep. Derrick Smith, amid allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.


Saddam A. Imtairah (Chicago Police Dept. Photo)

Man Shows Cop Wad Of Cash During Attempted Bribe

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.


Actor Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the thriller "Source Code," part of which was shot in Chicago. (Summit Entertainment LLC)

Like Something Out Of A Movie: Alleged Shakedown On Metra Film Location

Independent investigators are looking into allegations that a film location manager was hit up for a $2,000 bribe when the thriller “Source Code” filmed in Chicago last year. A Metra employee purportedly demanded the kickback.