A former employee
with Chicago’s Transportation Department has been sentenced to one year and one
day in prison for accepting bribes in the city’s scandalous Hired Truck
Jason Martin, who
worked as an engineer while employed by the city, pleaded guilty to one count of
bribery for taking more than $13,000 in bribes from a friend in exchange for
work with the city, the Chicago Tribune reported.
According to the Tribune,
Martin could have faced up to two years in prison, but his sentence was reduced
because he is cooperating with authorities. He also faces a fine of $5,000.
Martin is the 22nd
person to be convicted in the ongoing federal investigation into the Hired
Truck program. Seven people await charges.