Redflex outlines bribe probe in Chicago contract

New details have emerged about an alleged bribery scheme involving the company that manages Chicago’s red light cameras.

Redflex traffic systems claims the scheme was proposed by John Bills, a top Chicago transportation manager, who oversaw the red light program since it began in 2003. redlightcameras

Officials say an internal investigation revealed bills suggested $2-million be paid to a consultant with some of the money intended for bills.

John Bills retired in 2011 and have denied any wrongdoing.

Mayor Emanuel has banned the company from competing for the city’s business when its contract expires in June.

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