Maryland seems to be up on the top of the Crime. WOnder if 666 applies to Chicago too?
The statute has been widely successful in public corruption cases in other states. It makes it illegal for an agent or employee of a local agency that receives U.S. dollars to use the money for any purpose other than for what it was intended. Sometimes referred to simply by its criminal code number - 666 - the law carries penalties of 10 years in prison and $100,000 fines.
“COOK COUNTY | Commissioner denies influence
December 19, 2008
BY MARK J. KONKOL Cook County Reporter
Federal authorities have launched a probe into Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno’s push to get his pal and political supporter, Ronald Garcia, a piece of a multimillion-dollar hospital system billing contract, sources said.
The U.S. attorney’s office wants to know more about Moreno’s role in lobbying Georgia-based Med Assets Inc. to hire Garcia’s firm, Chicago Medical Equipment and Supply, as a minority subcontractor.”