CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are expected in the federal trial of an ex-Chicago transportation official accused of accepting cash and gifts to steer over $100 million in red light camera contracts to a Phoenix-based company.
The sides who will deliver openings Wednesday spent the first two days of the week on jury selection. Among the questions for would-be jurors was whether they’d ever been ticketed by red light cameras. But Judge Virginia Kendall also told them the case isn’t about the fairness of such systems.READ MORE: Chaos In The Loop Leads To Shooting, Beatings; 21 Young People Arrested
John Bills is accused of fixing a key commission vote to secure an initial deal for Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. in 2003. Redflex later signed other deals for Chicago’s first red light enforcement program.READ MORE: Health Experts Say It's A Matter Of Time Before Omicron Variant Arrives In Illinois
Chicago canceled Redflex’s contract in 2013 following Chicago Tribune reports on the alleged bribery scheme.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Monday Brings Wind, Blast Of Cold Air
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