United States: Frankfort contractor gets 3 years for bribing former Markham mayor

A southwest suburban contractor has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for bribing the former mayor of Markham in exchange for city contracts.

Michael Jarigese, 67, was found guilty last year of nine counts of wire fraud and one count of bribery for paying more than $80,000 to David Webb Jr., according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Jarigese, who lives in Frankfort, was the president of Mokena-based Tower Contracting LLC at the time of the bribes, prosecutors said. Jarigese paid Webb using false invoices from his company and used coffee cups to conceal cash bribes, which Webb accepted in exchange for a multi-million dollar construction contract.

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