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Chicago: Small bribes are considered no bribes at all

A City of Chicago zoning inspector found guilty of taking bribes has had his conviction overturned — because the bribes weren’t big enough. Dominick Owens, 46, twice took bribes of $600 to issue certifications of occupancy for four newly constructed homes he hadn’t inspected, a jury found. Justices in the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Owens should not have been convicted because prosecutors didn’t prove the bribes he took were worth more than $5,000.  More…

Posted by at October 13, 2012
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