United States: Former red-light camera executive who wore FBI wire could see bribery charges dismissed in deal with prosecutors

A former executive for a red-light camera company who wore a wire for the FBI as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation could see bribery conspiracy charges against him dismissed in a deal cut with federal prosecutors, attorneys revealed in court Friday.

Omar Maani, who was co-owner of clout-heavy SafeSpeed LLC, was charged in a one-count information on Monday alleging he conspired with longtime political operative Patrick Doherty and another sales agent for the company to pay $4,000 in bribes in exchange for the official support of an Oak Lawn trustee to add red light cameras at additional intersections.

At Maani’s first court appearance Friday before U.S. District Judge Robert Blakey, prosecutors revealed Maani has entered what’s known as a deferred prosecution agreement due to his extensive cooperation in the case.

The original full article can be found at chicagotribune.com

(Photo: Chicago Tribune)

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