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‘Bagman’ in Chicago red-light camera bribery scheme sentenced

Jon SeidelChicago Sun-Times

Sep 12, 2016

This article originally appeared on the Chicago Sun-Times. 

Perched on a federal witness stand eight months ago, Martin O’Malley told a jury it “would be nice” to avoid prison time by testifying about his role in the massive bribery scheme at the heart of Chicago’s red-light camera program.

He didn’t get his wish.

But U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall still showed a significant amount of mercy Monday when she handed a six-month prison sentence to the 75-year-old military veteran. Last month, she handed a 10-year prison sentence to the man at the center of the scam — ex City Hall insider…

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