United States: Former SafeSpeed executive who wore FBI wire charged with bribery conspiracy involving Oak Lawn red-light camera scheme

A former executive for a red-light camera company who wore a wire for the FBI as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation was charged Monday with bribery conspiracy in an alleged scheme to get cameras installed in Oak Lawn.

The one-count criminal information alleges that Omar Maani, who was co-owner of clout-heavy SafeSpeed LLC, 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 cameras at additional intersections.

In May 2017, Doherty called Maani and said he was going to pay the relative, “just on the chance of, uh, if we can get the other (cameras) in Oak Lawn and get (the trustee) on our side,” the charge alleged.

The original full article can be found at chicagotribune.com

(Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune)

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