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Ex-red light camera CEO pleads guilty to bribery in Chicago


The former CEO of Arizona-based Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. has pleaded guilty to using bribery to help her company land lucrative red light camera contracts with the city of Chicago.

55-year-old Karen Finley stood before a federal judge in Chicago on Friday to enter a guilty plea to one count of bribery conspiracy.  She now faces a maximum five years in prison when she is sentenced next year.

Prosecutors say she funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to a retired Chicago official to secure $124 million in city contracts.  Her sentencing was set for Feb. 18, 2016.

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