CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago transportation official has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix.
U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced John Bills on Monday in Chicago. Federal prosecutors had asked the judge for at least a 10-year prison sentence.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Testifies Osundairo Brothers Asked For $2 Million To Say They Weren't Involved In Any Hoax
The former second-in-command at Chicago’s Department of Transportation was convicted in January of bribery, conspiracy and extortion.READ MORE: Amazon Web Services Reports Major Outage; Netflix, Venmo, Instacart Among Many Affected Sites
Bills was accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash, along with gifts — including condos in two states and a Mercedes — to help Redflex Traffic Systems obtain contracts in a decade-long scheme.
Bills’ attorney, Nishay Sanan, had asked for a more lenient three-to-four year sentence.MORE NEWS: Man In 'Extremely Critical' Condition After Falling Into Chicago River Near Lake Street
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