As time goes on more Americans are becoming aware of the fact that many of our laws are not written for our safety, but exist as nothing more than tools of revenue generation for the government. But what we often forget is that the police departments aren’t the only ones making a buck at our expense. When it comes to traffic cameras, the manufacturers have a lot at stake, and they’re more than willing to bend the rules if it means making a new customer.
At least, that seems to be the case with Redflex Traffic Systems, whose former CEO Karen L Finley, recently admitted in court that she had bribed elected officials in Columbus, Ohio and Cincinnati, to maintain the contracts her company had with these municipalities. Between 2005 and 2013, she was responsible for giving tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, to the political leaders of these cities. One of these accused leaders, Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther, has claimed that he “had absolutely no knowledge of these activities and did not take part in them.”
Finley on the other hand, has since plead guilty to these bribery charges, and may face up to 5 years in prison. However, she is also facing separate charges for trying to bribe Chicago officials with $2 million.
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