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Tribune staff reporterRicardo Guzman, the truck driver involved in the fiery crash that killed six children near Milwaukee in 1994, acknowledged Monday for the first time that he could have prevented the accident had he heeded the warning of another truck driver and pulled...
Tags: Travel, Death, Corporate Crime, Children, Judges
Tribune Staff WritersAs early as 1991, Tony Berlin, an employee in the Illinois secretary of state's office, said he observed rampant cheating at the McCook driver's license facility and reported it to officials working for then Secretary of State George Ryan. Berlin said he...
Tags: Local Government, Criminals, Travel, Death, Regional Authority
Tribune staff reporterIn a major expansion of the license-selling probe at the Illinois secretary of state's office, federal authorities indicted six people Tuesday and alleged that more than 250 unqualified applicants obtained licenses to drive trucks at the McCook facility...
Tags: Travel, Death, Corporate Crime, Crime, Law and Justice, Trials
Tribune Staff WritersAs a priest with several hundred parishioners, Rev. Grouu Tzonkov is a man of religion and faith. As a businessman, he steers a million-dollar-a-year trucking company he built from scratch 3 1/2 years ago. On a shelf in his office is the Holy Bible, on...
Tags: Travel, Contracts, Restaurants, Corporate Crime, Children
Tribune staff reporterTammy Raynor recalls spending hundreds of hours photocopying bogus driver's license exams, sending urgent faxes about employees who were acting suspiciously, and scribbling down the names of truckers she believed had bought their licenses with bribes....
Tribune staff reporterA federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Dean Bauer, the main anti-corruption official for George Ryan when he was secretary of state, on charges of racketeering and obstruction of justice, accusing him of repeatedly covering up misconduct to protect...
Tags: Travel, Tickets, Regional Authority, Emil Jones, Corporate Crime
Tribune staff reporterDean Bauer pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstructing a federal investigation into his conduct as the chief corruption fighter in the Illinois secretary of state's office, closing one of the most sensational chapters in Operation Safe Road. But the...
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