City workers accused of accepting bribes

June 18, 2008 3:18:43 PM PDT
Three workers with Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation are accused of accepting bribes in exchange for hauling away construction debris and hazardous waste. Manuel Aguinaga, Bobby Nelson and Genard Hannah have all been charged with bribery and official misconduct.

An undercover investigation was launched after the city's inspector general received a tip from a homeowner saying the workers solicited money to pick up construction debris. Investigators say the trio accepted $60 payments and an $80 bribe over a one-month period.

A Streets and Sanitation spokesperson says appropriate actions will be taken against the workers.