Significant Activity Report: State of Illinois v Lennie Perry, et al.

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.