Supervising inspector convicted of taking bribes | 9/15/2009 | Chicago Tribune
A supervising building inspector for the City of Chicago was found
guilty Tuesday of accepting $10,000 in bribes to help developers
circumvent city codes.
A federal jury deliberated only about an hour before convicting Michael Reese, making him the 12th defendant to be found guilty in the Operation Crooked Code investigation of bribery in the city's Buildings and Zoning Departments. To date, 26 individuals, many of them city employees, have been charged as part of the probe.