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Chicago building inspector accused of taking bribes | 8/10/2009 | Chicago Tribune

A veteran City of Chicago building inspector was arrested today on a charge of pocketing $1,000 from a contractor who was cooperating with authorities in an ongoing bribery probe.

Jose Hernandez approved electrical wiring, plumbing and ventilation work at a single-family residence on South Throop Street even though the walls had already been covered with drywall and made a legitimate inspection impossible, authorities alleged.

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