$2 Million Camera Bribery Charges Expands To 13 States

[UPDATE February 2014: The company is suing their salesperson saying he went 'rogue', the salesperson is now fighting back saying not only was he 'carrying out orders' but this was done in another dozen states.]

This spring, an Australian company, Redflex Systems, admitted to bribing a Chicago City official with $2 million in payments. The company's internal investigation is a detailed and unambiguous admission, including such details as:

  • Two former company officials were involved in $2.03 million payments to a consultant who was friends / associate with the City Program Manager for the traffic cameras.
  • "The investigation concluded that Redflex officials paid for vacation-related expenses for the City Program Manager for at least 17 different trips from 2003 through 2010. The expenses for 16 of those trips (including hotels, flights, rental cars, golf games, and meals) were paid for by the former EVP or the Consultant, who were reimbursed by Redflex. In addition, the former EVP or the Consultant purchased a computer, Chicago-area golf games and meals for the City Program Manager and was reimbursed by Redflex. These improper expenses totalled approximately $20,000."

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