On September 19, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Attorney filed an information charging Emil Jones III, an Illinois Senator, with theft or bribery concerning programs receiving Federal funds, interstate and foreign travel or transportation in aid of racketeering enterprises, and making false statements. Jones allegedly agreed to oppose Illinois legislation regarding the operation of red light cameras in exchange for financial gifts and benefits.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.