United States: Homer Glen man sentenced in Markham bribery scheme

An Alsip business owner has been sentenced to a year in federal prison in connection with a bribery scheme in Markham that also ensnared the city’s former mayor.

Thomas Summers, of Homer Glen, owner of Alsip-based Alsterda Cartage and Construction Co., was convicted by a federal jury of making false statements to FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents during a November 2016 interview as part of an investigation into bribes being paid to then-Markham Mayor David Webb Jr. by contractors seeking to maintain or expand business dealings with the city.

Summers was acquitted of conspiring to pay nearly $170,000 in bribes Webb.

The original full article can be found at chicagotribune.com

(Photo: Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)

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