Crooked Code: Three City Inspectors and a Private Contractor Charged

Three City of Chicago inspectors and a private contractor have been arrested on federal bribery charges for allegedly exchanging cash payments with an undercover former city employee relating to various city building and permit matters. Federal law enforcement officials and the city’s Inspector General announced today March 15, 2007. A series of three arrests began Monday night and ended this morning, while a fourth defendant was expected to appear voluntarily in Federal Court this afternoon. Each of the four defendants was charged separately with one count of bribery in criminal complaints three of which were unsealed today and one earlier this week.