A truck driver has
been sentenced to three years’ probation for his involvement in Chicago’s
ongoing Hired Truck investigation.
The trucker, Timothy
Shrader, gave a foreman with the city’s Department of Transportation a bribe of
$3,000 to $5,000 to falsify work reports that incorrectly showed he was
working. Shrader received a reduced sentence for cooperating with federal
investigators, the Chicago Tribune reported.
According to the Tribune,
Shrader’s cooperation led to the indictment of Dennis Natale, a former foreman
in the bribes-for-work program.
Shrader is the 23rd
individual to be sentenced in the investigation. Charges still remain against
seven more people.