Thursday, May 22, 2008

Major Chicago Govt Bribery Indictments Today

Federal authorities are set to announce charges Thursday against 15 people, including seven City of Chicago employees, after an investigation into bribe-taking at the city's Zoning and Building Departments.

Developers, contractors and city inspectors or other employees were arrested Wednesday and Thursday for bribery in connection with city building, zoning and construction permits, the U.S. attorney's office announced.

The investigation targeted city employees who allegedly took money to influence zoning applications or alter building plans, authorities said.