In a story that appeared in the Sept. 3 edition of The Reporter on "Feds indict another official in red-light camera scandal," the article mentioned that a political operative conspired with SafeSpeed employees about allegedly trying to bribe a relative of an Oak Lawn trustee to assure the red-light cameras would appear in the village.
Actually, according to the federal investigation, Patrick Doherty, who served as chief of staff to Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski discussed the plan with Omar Maani, who was a co-founder of SafeSpeed. However, according to the investigation, Doherty did not discuss the plan with SafeSpeed employees. Maani was recently charged with bribery conspiracy.
A spokesperson for SafeSpeed stated the company "had no knowledge of Maani's criminal conduct, and did not authorize it and does not condone it. Months ago, SafeSpeed removed Omar Maani from SafeSpeed. He has not been active in the business for a substantial period of time."
The spokesperson emphasized that the alleged conversation about attempting to bribe a relative of an Oak Lawn trustee took place between Maani and Doherty. The Reporter regrets the error.