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CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against a former Illinois state senator who led the powerful transportation committee, alleging he accepted payments in exchange for supporting costly red-light camera programs across the state.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago listed the charges against Sen. Martin Sandoval in a two-page filing in U.S. District Court. The 56-year-old Chicago Democrat “corruptly solicited, demanded, agreed to accept and accepted” payments for “continued support for the operation of red-light cameras in the State of Illinois,” the document says.

The article goes on to state the following:

The alleged bribery occurred between 2016 and 2019, when, as chair of the transportation committee, Sandoval wielded enormous influence in how state transportation funds were spent.

John Kass, ost of “The Chicago Way Podcast,” wrote on Twitter, “harged w bribery, fmr State Sen. Martin Sandoval, may be cooperating, riding the RICO bus. It’s about red-light camera co, Safe Speed. Months ago, I told you Safe Speed boss Nikki Zollar married to @Exelon honcho.”

Scott Fornek, political editor for the Chicago Sun-Times, tweeted, “Running a red light? Marty Sandoval charged with bribery, filing false income tax return in connection with his support for red-light cameras.”

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