On December 27, 2017, Department of Streets and Sanitation Tow Truck Driver Lennie Perry was sentenced by Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood to nine years imprisonment for a bribery scheme where he relocated automobiles parked on City streets and solicited and received bribes in exchange for returning the relocated vehicles to the victims. Perry’s sentence provides for a period of three years of supervised release to follow the conclusion of his prison term.
Perry was found guilty on two felony counts of bribery (720 ILCS 5/33-1(d)(e)) and two felony counts of official misconduct (720 ILCS 5/33-3(b)(d)) following a two-day bench trial in December of 2017. State of Illinois v. Lennie Perry, et al., 14-CR-18627 (Cir. Ct. of Cook County, IL.)
Perry’s wife, Arica Reed-Perry, separately pleaded guilty to a single count of felony theft for the role she played in Perry’s scheme. She was previously sentenced to 24 months of second-chance probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $150.
The investigation was conducted by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General, working in conjunction with the Cook County State’s Attorney and the Chicago Police Department.