CHICAGO (AP) — A federal investigation in Chicago of one of the nation’s largest red-light camera programs has led to charges against the former CEO of a Phoenix-based company.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says in a Wednesday statement that the former executive at Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., Karen Finley, faces multiple corruption charges.
It accuses her of providing a retired city official around $570,000 in cash and other benefits for inside information helping Redflex land Chicago contracts that grew to $124 million in value.
The ex-city official, John Bills, was indicted in May in the alleged scheme.
The 54-year-old Finley lives in Cave Creek, Arizona. She worked at Redflex for more than a decade until 2013. There’s no publicly available telephone number for Finley. A message seeking comment from Redflex’s headquarters wasn’t returned.