Public might not get to see report on bribery allegations
The Cook County Board of Review hired a high-profile Chicago law firm last year through a contract worth up to $110,000 to look into alleged bribery in the county office -- but it's unclear if the public will get to see the results of the firm's work.
The investigative services contract between the Board of Review and Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP was signed in early September, two months after the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the FBI had been investigating a Board of Review employee.
That employee is alleged to have used his position to have property assessments lowered in exchange for thousands of dollars in cash bribes.
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