Investigation – Red Light Camera Kickback Scheme

2012

OIG launched an investigation into a multi-year kickback scheme perpetrated by CDOT Managing Deputy Commissioner John Bills and Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. employees. The investigation, conducted with the FBI and US Attorney’s Office, resulted in the 2016 conviction of John Bills on twenty counts, including federal corruption and filing false tax returns. Redflex Executive Karen Finley and contractor Martin O’Malley also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit federal program bribery.