employee involved with Chicago’s Hired Truck program has pleaded guilty to
Patrick Stillo, a
former foreman for the city, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Aug. 9, to charges of mail
fraud and robbery. According to the Chicago Tribune, Stillo entered a
blind guilty plea, meaning he did not negotiate a plea agreement with
Stillo was accused
of diverting at least 380 tons of asphalt from city to private projects in four
months, and pocketed approximately $150 to $250 for each truckload, the Tribune reported.
Stillo will face up
to two years in prison and fines of up to $30,000 when he is sentenced later
this year. He is the 23rd person to plead guilty in the ongoing federal
investigation. Six people still face charges in the case.