Profile image
By The Daily Sheeple
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Red-Light Camera CEO Gets $2M fine & 30 Months in Prison for Bribery Scam

Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:25
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


A now former CEO of a red-light camera firm now has a $2 million fine and is sentenced to 30 months in prison after being caught red-handed bribing public officials in two states.

Karen Finley, the former chief executive of Redflex Traffic Systems, an Australia-based company, was found guilty of paying off a Chicago official in order to help her company win contracts for the installation of these red-light cameras.

Finley had already been serving a 14-month sentence for her role in bribing a public official in Ohio and has now doubled her prison sentence.

A four-year investigation by the Chicago Tribune, prompted a probe by Chicago’s Office of Inspector General, exposed this bribery scheme, as well as the mismanagement of cameras and related safety issues. The investigation showed illegal bribery in the form of paid vacations, meals and golf trips.

Finley paid off John Bills, the second highest official in Chicago’s Transportation Department, to direct tens of millions in city funds to Reflex. Bills was also found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Martin O’Malley, a friend of Bills’, was also found guilty for being put on the Redflex payroll as part of the scam, according to prosecutors.

“Such a procurement-based kickback scheme would be nearly impossible today,” according to a Chicago OIG spokesperson. “Better contract management by the user department would have sniffed out red flags, but not the scheme itself.”

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details).

Contributed by Ryan Banister of The Daily Sheeple.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question Razz Sad Evil Exclaim Smile Redface Biggrin Surprised Eek Confused Cool LOL Mad Twisted Rolleyes Wink Idea Arrow Neutral Cry Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.