CRESTWOOD, Ill. — The former mayor of Crestwood will be sentenced Monday for his role in a red light camera bribery scheme.
Lou Presta pleaded guilty to bribery, official misconduct, and filing a false tax return last year.
He admitted accepting $5,000 from red-light camera company SafeSpeed in exchange for a promise to increase the number of tickets.
Federal prosecutors are recommending between two and two-and-a-half years in prison.
Last November, Presta resigned as mayor of Crestwood and the village board picked his son-in-law Kenneth Klein to serve in an interim role.