Crooked Code: City Employee Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison

A City of Chicago employee was sentenced to 21 months in prison today August 27, 2010 for bribery. Tom Ziroli, a 64 year old former Ventilation Inspector with the Department of Buildings, was also sentenced to two years of supervised release, a $15,000 fine, an additional $100 special assessment, and will be required to pay back $500 in government money used during the investigation. Ziroli was convicted in March of bribery, following a joint investigation by the Inspector General’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).