City worker sentenced in ongoing Hired Truck investigation

| 6/22/2006

Another city employee has been sentenced in Chicago's long-running Hired Truck investigation.

Randy Aderman, a former employee in the city's water department, was sentenced Wednesday, June 20, to 16 months in federal prison on bribery charges.

Alderman passed along bribes from private trucking firms to higher-ranking city officials, the Chicago Tribune reported. However, he did not keep any of the bribe money himself.

To date, 45 individuals have been charged for their involvement with Hired Truck, in which trucking companies gave bribes and political contributions to city employees in exchange for lucrative contracts with the city. Thirty-seven people have pleaded guilty or have been found guilty. Twenty-five people – 21 of whom were city workers – have already been sentenced, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.