Two trucking company owners have been charged
in the ongoing federal investigation into Chicago’s Hired Truck program,
bringing the total number of individuals charged to 32.
On Friday, Aug. 19, Anthony Affetto, owner of
A. Affetto Trucking, and Robert Mangiamele, owner of R&V Trucking LLC, were
charged with mail fraud, bribery and lying to the FBI. The pair has been
accused of paying bribes and campaign contributions in exchange for work with
the city program, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Both men claimed they never paid bribes to
Donald Tomczak, a bagman with the notorious program who has already pleaded
guilty to his own charges.
To date, 23 people have been convicted in the