$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...

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*** ******* ******** (***** ** ***** ****** **** ** ******* this *****) ***********13% ** *******'* ********* ******* ($~$100M) Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the contract was immediately cancelled once he found out about the Redflex investigation, and that "*** **** ** ***** * *** ******** *** *** ******** of *******’* *** ***** ****** ******* ***** *** **** *** “zero *********” *** ******* **********." (***)

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*** '**********' (***** ** *******) **** *** ********* ********* ****** Redflex ***** ** ******* ** * *** ***** ***** *'****** (longtime ****** ** *** **** ******* ******* [*** *** *** camera *******], **** *****.) ****same ********** is being implicated in the Jefferson Parish probe as well.... Bills retired in 2011 and claims no wrong-doing (of course he does). :) Redflex investigators (the law firm they hired) claim the kick-back scheme was the brainchild of Bills (of course they do; ignoring that the same 'consultant' is possibly implicated in other cities' kickback schemes as well).

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*******, ***** ******* ********* ********, ** **** ******** * ***** **** ***** ****increasing ****** ***** ***** is more effective (yet obviously less lucrative for municipalities) for increasing safety/lowering accidents than red-light cameras are. Note how the City Transportation Engineer from Chandler ignores this data completely so he can continue to justify having redlight cameras at some of those same intersections now... :)

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  • "**** ************** **** ********* ********* **** ******* **** *** *******."

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********* ************* **** ****! :)

*****!

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