Prosecutors in the ongoing federal
investigation of Chicago’s Hired Truck program are putting pressure on a former
city worker who’s already been convicted for his involvement with the scandal-ridden
Investigators have subpoenaed John “Quarters” Boyle, who was sentenced to seven years in federal prison earlier this month
for taking more than $214,000 in bribes from trucking companies in exchange for
city work, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
According to the Sun-Times, investigators are also planning to ask U.S.
District Chief Judge Charles Kocoras to grant immunity from additional
prosecution to Boyle, as a way of keeping him from invoking his fifth-amendment
right not to incriminate himself.
At his sentencing hearing on Aug. 12, Boyle
bragged to prosecutors about his allegiance to his former bosses, and refused
to give the name of anyone who ordered him to accept bribes and illegal
“I told them everything they needed to know
about me,” Boyle said at his hearing. “I wouldn’t talk about anyone else.”