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City inspector gets 3 years for demanding, taking bribes

A city building inspector was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison for demanding and accepting bribes from developers to approve inspections at construction sites.

Jose Hernandez was convicted following a trial in September on bribery charges and sentenced Friday for soliciting or obtaining cash bribes totaling about $30,000 from contractors, developers and homeowners since at least 2005, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Hernandez, 47, of Chicago, had worked for the city as an inspector since 1988, the release said. He was also fined $10,000 by U.S. District Judge David Coar and ordered to report to prison Jan. 31.

Twenty-one defendants, including 15 current or former City of Chicago employees, have been convicted as part of the federal corruption investigation code-named Operation Crooked Code.

via City inspector gets 3 years for demanding, taking bribes – Chicago Sun-Times.

One comment

  1. It is a very interesting blog post and nice to read. The law taken the correct punishment for the building inspector. It is very shame for every building inspectors.