Trucking company owner becomes 20th Hired Truck figure to plead guilty

| Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The owner of a Chicago-area trucking company pleaded guilty to one count of perjury Tuesday, July 19, making him the 20th person convicted in the city’s ongoing Hired Truck investigation.

Salvador Alvarez, founder of Sarch Hauling Ltd., admitted to contributing $28,000 to city and district political campaigns in exchange for work with the corrupt city program, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The perjury charge against Alvarez was the result of an earlier appearance before a grand jury, in which he concealed and lied about his relationship with higher-ups and his involvement in the program.

Alvarez is cooperating with authorities and will face up to 12 months in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 12, according to the Tribune.

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