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11/30/2012 (1 year ago)

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Ten officers have been arrested for corruption cases.

A federal judge has sentenced a former Chicago police officer to three-and-a-half years in prison for accepting several hundred dollars in bribes.

The bribes were small, but still quite illegal.

The bribes were small, but still quite illegal.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/30/2012 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Corruption, Tow Scam, police, officers


CHICAGO, IL (Catholic Online) - It may not seem like high-profile corruption, but it is still corruption. Ten Chicago police officers were busted in an undercover FBI investigation aimed at weeding out crooked cops.

In this case, Juan Prado, a 12-year veteran of the police force, along with nine other arrested officers, were busted for accepting money from tow truck operators in return for their often higher-priced business.

In at least one case, an accident was staged and a police report was falsified to bill a better insurance policy for more money.

In Prado's case, he was charged with accepting hundreds of dollars for steering business to an undercover FBI agent posing as a tow truck driver.

Charges are pending against the other officers.

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