Another trucking company owner was sentenced
to prison time this week for her role in
scandal-ridden Hired Truck program.
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Commelie Peters,
president of LR&C Truckline, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison
for lying to a grand jury about giving bribes for work with the city.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Peters concealed knowledge about her
company’s involvement with Hired Truck in a grand jury appearance in September
Peters isn’t the first member of her family
to face prison time for Hired Truck. Her father, Leroy Peters – the founder of
LR&C Truckline – was sentenced to 20 months in prison in October.
To date, 37 individuals have been charged in
the ongoing federal investigation into Hired Truck, in which city workers
accepted bribes and campaign contributions from private trucking firms in
exchange for city work. Also, 24 people have been found guilty, including 13
city workers, and 20 people have already been sentenced, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.