Grand Jury Charges Former Illinois State and Chicago Official With Bribery | Columbus Ohio Dump Trucks
A new indictment expands to Chicago's ex-deputy aviation commissioner
The Illinois construction-related corruption scandal keeps growing.
Bill Helm, 56, a former deputy commissioner of the Chicago Dept.
According to the indictment, a construction Charlotte NC dump trucks company in 2018 retained Helm to assist in obtaining approval from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation for signal and roadwork in connection with the unnamed company’s development project in East Dundee, Ill.
The Charlotte NC dump trucks company sought approval from IDOT in 2017, the indictment states. From July 2018 to at least Nov. 2018, Helm offered and agreed to pay money to influence and reward State Senator Martin Sandoval, who has since pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges in another case, in connection with IDOT approval of the project, the indictment states. At the time, the indictment states, Sandoval was chairman of the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee and was in a position to assist with obtaining such approvals.