• Chicago lawmaker enters plea in red-light camera scandal

    5 days ago - By Stl Today

    A Chicago state senator has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to the FBI and seeking a bribe to oppose legislation that would have required a statewide evaluation of red-light camera systems. Sen. Emil Jones III, the latest public...
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  • Chicago lawmaker enters plea in red-light camera scandal

    5 days ago - By Chron

    CHICAGO - A Chicago state senator pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of lying to the FBI and seeking a bribe to oppose legislation that would have required a statewide evaluation of red-light camera systems.
    Sen. Emil Jones III, the latest public official implicated in the bribery scheme, entered the plea by telephone before U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood.
    “I plead not guilty, your honor,” he said in a calm voice.
    Jones has an unsecured bond of $10,000.
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday called for Jones to resign his seat, one day after Jones stepped down from his unpaid post as deputy...
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