A trucking company
that has been accused of paying bribes in Chicago’s corrupt Hired Truck Program
is still getting city work, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
According to the
paper, Fresno Transport – which allegedly paid $1,800 in bribes every two weeks
to be a part of the program – is helping to build a $67 million parking garage
at Midway Airport.
Fresno has not been
charged with any crimes and is cooperating with federal investigators in the
ongoing investigation of the scandalous program, which involved bribe money
from trucking companies in exchange for guaranteed city work.
The Sun-Times reported that Mike Tadin, a former higher-up with Hired Truck before it became
the target of investigation, brought Fresno into the project. Tadin has not
been implicated in the scandal, but told the paper he resents questioning of
which companies he hires as subcontractors.
“Who we use on the
job, as long as they’re reputable and trustworthy and have good equipment, I
don’t see what the issue is,” Tadin told the Sun-Times. “You don’t
dictate to me who I can use in my business. I know better than you about
The dollar amount
Fresno is making on the project is unknown, the Sun-Times said.