Crooked Code: City Employees Charged in Federal Bribery Probe

Fifteen defendants (including property owners and developers, contractors and seven City of Chicago inspectors) were arrested on federal bribery charges. Most of them for allegedly exchanging cash payments and other benefits with a former corrupt “expediter” relating to various city building, zoning and related permit matters. Federal law enforcement officials and the city’s Inspector General announced today May 22, 2008.