Public Peccancy — 21 October 2011
Bribed Investigators Give Pass on Cigarette Tax, Get Smoked

Two investigators from the Cook County, Illinois, Revenue Department were suspended for receiving bribes, according to an Inspector General’s (IG) report released Thursday.  The report revealed that the investigators had allowed certain cigarette vendors to evade cigarette taxes in exchange for financial compensation.  Both suspects confessed to their misdeeds and at least one has been fired.  The IG investigation is still ongoing.

Had the two investigators been HiKarma.com readers, they would have read our tip about reaching out to the IG’s office.  Live and learn.

Source: Cook County cigarette bribe allegations net two firings (Chicago Tribune)

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Taylor has been a full-time, professional writer for over three years. On the nights and weekends, he is pursuing an M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two dogs.

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